We experienced 14 hours blackout yesterday. I woke up early morning because we will attend mass in the mall. While ironing the clothes I noticed iron is not working properly. So I switched to new outlet but still the same dilemma. I opened the light and found its blackout. We just wore other clothes instead. Anyway, the mass started at around 9 am. After the mass I let Kyla to play in gaming area then after we went a little stroll in the mall. We also bought some in supermarket then ate our lunch in Greenwich. After this we headed to the house. I thought there is electricity already but my mother said it might back at 6 pm.
Good thing, my brother, his wife and nephew were in the house. So we just have chitchat and played with the kids. We thought electricity will back at 6 pm but instead electricity backed at 8pm. Wow, its long blackout about 14 hours. Because of this long hours power outage I think of things to do during blackout so the day will still productive.
Read … read and read – Normally, we rely on television or read news online. But during blackout television or internet is not useful so grab some newspaper and read. Not just newspaper but magazines or your favorite books. Sometimes we just hide them in the bookshelf.
Play games – not all games required electricity. So bring out all your board games or card games and start rolling.
Play with your kids – for sure kids will get bore during blackout so better play with them. This is the time your kids will free of using internet and other gadgets that require electricity. But instead play simple games like bubbles, puzzle, story telling and more. So they will notice about blackout.
Bonding with neighbors – Normally, people are out in the house during blackout because of too much heat inside the house. So it’s a good idea also to have bonding with your neighbors.
Make yourself productive – it’s not because its blackout you will just stay at one side of your house. If you love gardening then this is the best time to do it. Prepare foods that don’t require electric to prepare.
They are just my suggestions but for sure you have other ideas. Blackout or power outage will come anytime and sometimes without any notices so don’t feel bad because you can still make blackout a productive day.