We are now closing in on 5 days—we’re actually at the 87-hour mark—without electricity. (I’m dictating this blog entry to my virtuous [inserted by editor] husband at work.) I’ve been scouring the newspaper, the paper newspaper, for power-outage tips: Turn off or unplug sensitive electronic equipment, blah, blah, blah.
Not being one of the power-priviliged, I’ve also discovered a few of my own:
- Candles not only light up a dark corner of the kitchen (I get very S.A.D. without light), but they can be a great de-stressing aromatherapy fix.
- The mall has power—-so (yay!) I could blow-dry my hair using the oh-so-powerful hand dryers in the restrooms.
- Order ice water at Chick-Fil-A in the food court, where we had breakfast, and you can take the cups of ice home to your cooler.
- Mostly melted popsicles make great smoothies. (Just add milk; use wooden sticks to stir.)