Power Outage Fun

by Lisa Douglas

In the middle of our macaroni and cheese dinner, just before football practice, the power suddenly disappeared on us, just as the sun was setting.

I could’ve been pissed, but I wasn’t. I wholeheartedly love all of my candles, and so I took the grill lighter, and happily lit each of them to admire, and bravely tried using my camera to take their picture.

power outage with candles
I love candlelight, don’t you?

power outage with candles
The kids and I sat in candle light while we played every light up toy we could find in the house. That was kind-of fun! (and so were the camera tricks) See?

power outage with candles
My husband and I played Rummy by candlelight after the kids had gone to bed. The power came on in the wee hours of the morning, long after we’d fallen asleep. We camped out in the living room in sleeping bags. Definitely not the idea we’d had for our Friday night, but man, I hadn’t laughed like that in a long time. Definitely Friday the 13th, eh?

(Psst, remind me to learn how to REALLY use the camera in the dark.)

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