Tuesday, June 26, 2012

power outage makes the heart grow fonder...

Hello everyone!

A couple of days ago, we had a pretty long power outage at our house.  
We aren't sure what caused it, but it lasted for a couple of hours, from about 8 pm until about midnight.  Almost as soon as it happened, I noticed a very strange phenomenon; 
it was like we gravitated toward each other in the darkness and conglomerated in the living room.  
Our living room was being used as an actual room of gathering!  This hasn't happened in... I can't even remember the last time we were all in the same room without each of us being on our laptops!  

It was a night filled with guitar playing, singing, talking, sharing stories and laughter...
all in almost pitch darkness!

the first group

Then grandma and Chang joined. and we lit a candle.

and because kids will be kids, we goofed around. 

it would be perfect if I was telling ghost stories

this particular species is incredibly difficult to observe.
It seems that they only come out into the open to mingle when the power goes out  lol

the boys
The power was only out for a couple of hours, yet we felt the absence of it immensely:
First of all, it was so dark!  The whole neighborhood was out, so there wasn't even a sliver of light anywhere.
We had to carry candles everywhere, and this meant no reading, studying, or practicing.
We lost the internet connection right away, and I learned that day that a computer without internet access is equal to a dead computer. None of us were on our laptops for the duration of the outage.
Also, our poor food stuffs in the refrigerator and freezer!
I don't know how people survived before electricity!

but at the same time,,,  it was actually really nice to just spend some time in what seemed like the Stone Age together as a family, disconnected from the rest of the world for a couple of hours.  =)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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