Posted by Susan on April 16, 2014
Darkness isn't the only challenge during an outage. No electricity changes the family dynamic completely. Because everyone was "unplugged", we were able to have some quality family-time which turned out to be quite peaceful and relaxing.
Well, that wasn't the case yesterday. One of my neighbors even called asking to borrow some! It seems whenever I take candles home to put away for an emergency, they somehow get used throughout the year. I did manage to find enough to get us through the night, but it was a lesson learned.
Everyone should have a supply of emergency candles set aside. Any candle will do, but I think tea lights or votives are the best. They are self-contained, don't drip or spill, and they extinguish themselves when they are done burning.
Prepare Properly, Make Sure To Have Plenty Of Candles On Hand!
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