I did NOT feel like cleaning the kitchen after Jack had cooked dinner. (BIG hint in those last 4 words!) So I sat in candle light yesterday morning and looked at the mess I had left. Not a pretty sight - even in dim light.
I had emptied the tea kettle and hadn't re-filled it so we couldn't even have tea on the wood burning stove. Grrrrrrr...
I couldn't open the fridge for anything because we didn't know how long the power would be off and I didn't want any cold air to escape. I put pots outside to catch some rain water but that was too little too late.
I was able to see all the things that I had put off, that's for sure. It is amazing how we count on our electricity. It's one thing to live in a home w/o power as a choice and as a life style. Maybe I was born at the right time afterall.
My new checklist: Batteries?...check! Candles?...check! Water in jugs?...check! Clean kitchen?...check!