Post # 1
Well, I’m officially on day 6 of having no power due to Hurricane Irene. Thankfully I’m at work today, where we do have power, but I’ll be stuck at home all weekend without it. Our electricity company is estimating we won’t have power back until Tuesday. I turn to you, dear friends of the hive, to give me some suggestions of fun things to do without power (besides the obvious *wink wink*)!
Post # 3
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
I love board games! If you have friends/families that can come over — you can always play charades, use candles or flashlights.
Post # 5
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
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
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
We didn’t lose power, but in case we had, I romantically imagined Darling Husband 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
Pretty basic, but since I never have time to read, I read as much as I can when the power goes out.
Post # 9
Thanks for all the suggestions! We’ve been playing games, I’ve read a lot too, and we’ve been walking our dog as much as we can to get out of the house. I’d love to get away for a bit, but we’ll need to figure out somewhere we can bring our pooch. Wish our electric company would just fix the darn power and save me some trouble!
Post # 10
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
@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.