Kids occasionally playing with flashlights tend to either lose them or run out the batteries. And those shake up flashlights really aren’t that bright.
Just because you have food storage, doesn’t mean that when you have a need, you really want to eat it.
Taking a hot candle lit bath really isn’t relaxing when you know you have to dry yourself off in the 58 degree air.
Air mattresses are great, unless they’re buried away in your shed behind all of your other camping supplies. Same goes for sleeping bags.
The outside barbeque grill is a great place to cook dinner, unless you run out of propane and don’t have a spare tank.
The sound of your children arguing is amplified in a house with no electricity to drown them out.
A Christmas wish list for Santa really isn’t fun if it includes a wind up radio and a generator.
And most importantly: Our fellow men really are amazing! I can’t believe all of the people that banned together to cut down trees, take loads to the dump, re-shingle houses, etc. etc. People that had never really met their neighbors before were working side by side for hours to get the work done. Our youth are the best! School was out for an extra day for wind damage clean up and twenty or so boys and girls in our neighborhood were working for hours together in cleanup efforts around the neighborhood helping people they’d never even met before. We are in safe hands guys, the future adults are awesome!
Updates: I know you have been dying to know a few things. First of all, yes, I did actually write in my journal (see 10/17) for NaJoEntMo or National Journal Entry Writing Month. I wrote a whooping five pages one Sunday (by the deadline even). Okay, so maybe my hand writing is big, but that’s personal, so don’t be nosy! And how did my daylight savings resolutions go (see 11/6)? Well, they went as well as my usual New Year’s Resolutions go. We are still getting the kids up at 6 A.M. to read scriptures, but that is all. Not bad, 1 out of 4, right? Check out my review page for the winner of the free book contest.