What Do You Do During A Power Outage?

Sometimes you need to disconnect, but other times the power goes out and you don’t have a choice. You were in the middle of work, a game, or whatever, and now you’re forced to stop. What do you do? How do you finish your work, stave off boredom, or simply survive without the modern conveniences that electricity brings?

For two years the power company and I had a rocky relationship where I’d try to give them money for the electricity they provided and they wouldn’t take it. This has since been resolved, but it used to mean my power was shut off every couple of months. At first I found it annoying, but then it became somewhat of a ritual where I’d be forced to disconnect and figure out something different to do. If it happened during the work day I’d find somewhere new to get things done and enjoy the change of environment. If it happened afterwards, I’d spend the evening drawing, find a friend to see or talk to, or go exploring a new area I hadn’t been before. For me it ended up being a pleasant experience (with the exception of dealing with the power company each time). Also, I bought an uninterruptible power supply.

What do you to prepare for a power outage and how to you keep yourself working and/or entertained? Let us know in the comments.

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