For the past couple of weeks, we have been without power once every four days, just for the evening. It was a little frustrating at the beginning. It seems to go off just as you are watching something good on television or working on something on the internet.

After a few blackouts though, you get used to it and it is actually a good chance to have a quiet candle lit dinner and just sit outside in the peace and quiet. As long as you don’t look at the clock, it somehow feels much later just using candles for light and it surprisingly easy having an early night.