(Closed) Thanks to Irene, I have to get creative

posted 9 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
3670 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Board games! I love board games (my husband not so much but when the power goes out he gives in to them).  Also maybe just go for a walk or something?  

Post # 4
491 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I love board games! If you have friends/families that can come over — you can always play charades, use candles or flashlights.

Good Luck!

Post # 5
1046 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

haha when I was growing up we lost power all the time for days on end (very very rural area, PGE didn’t really care that the power was out!) my parents would have prepared scavenger hunts printed out and just hand the list and flashlights to us! It was sooo much fun!

I love to read so that’s also my ‘go-to-guy’ for being powerless!

Post # 6
10283 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I would suggest a mini vacay to somewhere with power. There is no way I would have been able to last 6 days without power but atleast during the week you’re at work and don’t have to deal with it all day. A long weekend without electricity would just about kill me.

I suggest Lake George. It’s only 4 hours from LI and we have power. 🙂

Post # 7
6511 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I third the board games!  Also, one of our escapes in our AC-less summer days is to go to Barnes and Nobles and sit in the cafe and read gossip mags I didn’t want to actually buy 🙂

Post # 7
1766 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We didn’t lose power, but in case we had, I romantically imagined DH and me sitting in our armchairs by candlelight and a bottle of wine, just chatting and daydreaming about the future.

Or do a romantic weekend at a hotel, like CaitMarae suggested.

Post # 8
899 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Pretty basic, but since I never have time to read, I read as much as I can when the power goes out.  

Post # 10
3798 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Read, or have a ‘crafternoon’. You dont’ have to have power to scrapbook, unless you are using a Cricut machine. When Irene hit and we couldn’t do anything, I organized parts of the house that I had been neglecting, since I couldnt watch TV or anything. Great time to get all those crappy chores out of the way that you might have been putting off (going through old paperwork, etc).

Post # 11
117 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@MrsMcGyro: I don’t know if they’ve cancelled them but I know there were a few town sponsered events going on around the island this weekend. LIPA, althought I understand is working very hard, is very frustrating right now. A good deal of my family has been without power since Saturday night. 

Some of the things I found for them:

Tonight at Eisenhower, they are screening Harry Potter.

Shinnecock is having their annual pow-wow

Old Bethpage resoration is doing their old time baseball games.


Good luck, I’m hearing they’re trying to have everyone up by tomorrow and they are stating they’ll be at 90% by the end of today.


If you’re on facebook, follow News12, Suffolk County Fire Rescue and Emergency Services, and your local patch page, they’ve been giving out ice, water, planet fitness is opening up it’s showers for people affected with the power loss.


Again, Good Luck and let me know if I can help you find anything else. I’m a Long Island Bee too.

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