Adventures in the dark

What do you do when the power is out?

Getting up in the morning without power seems like it wouldn’t be such a big deal…until you realize your electric kettle is useless.  So what exactly is one to do in this situation?  Bust out a sauce pan full of water, 3 slices of bread and fire up the propane grill, of course.  I don’t know why we haven’t been doing this every morning. (Disclaimer: if you decide to do this please remember to leave the grill outside). How did it turn out? The bread was really good.  The water……eh.  It was a tad off, but fulfilled the morning ritual.

After the power being out for 10 hours we had to start thinking about the fridge.  The fridge is not only home of the food we eat, but it’s also home to my MS medication.  A single box of syringes costs over $4k, and Medicare doesn’t jump to replace them.  Time to pull out the coolers and ice the important things. So off we went to get ice from the corner store and more importantly, a real cup of tea from Scout Cafe and Honor Bar.  We highly recommend this place.

We got home just in time to watch the tree service dudes remove the tree that had been suspended by the power lines.  With the last little bit of daylight we prepped the house for the impending darkness.  We collected all the candles and flashlights and we rearranged the living room so we could bundle up and sleep around the fire.  Time to think about dinner.  This was an easy (but not so healthy) choice…Pizza!

With darkness upon us, our bellies full, and our phones charged from driving around in the car, we settled in.  What is there to do when the power is out?  Play card games!  One of our very favorites is Uno.  It can get pretty heated in the Prouse House when the Uno cards are out.  After a few games we switched to a goofy card game called “Would You Rather…?”.  This game is great. Example: “Would you rather, eat through your belly button or poop through it?”

After games we all passed out huddled around the fire.  The power came on sometime after midnight but that wasn’t going to stop this living room campout.  Sometimes it’s the little things that make the adventure.

Brownsville tree leaning on power lines

photo by @yeahrockout

grilling power out toast boiling water

photo by @yeahrockout

 

 

Bremerton coffee shop

 

Scout Cafe and honor bar bremerton

photo by @yeahrockout

 

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family playing uno while power is out

What awesome things do you like to do when the power is out?

5 thoughts on “Adventures in the dark

  1. Drewska says:

    During power outages as kids, we used to eat all the ice cream “before it melted”. In college we used to drink all the beers “before they melted” and play acoustic guitars. I kind of miss power outs. They never happen in the big city.

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