Thursday, January 8, 2009

power out




We lost our electricity for about eight hours yesterday. Nothing to do at night but read by candlelight and knit until bedtime. Not such a bad thing.

12 comments:

famapa said...

lucky you! I love powercuts, but tell me, did your heating go as well? I can't figure out if ours would if we had a power cut now, but I think it might, which wouldn't so great... glad you got some pleasure out of it, kinda takes you back in time doesn't it?

Jill said...

hi Famapa, we lost our central heat, but we had our gas powered "wood" stove on, so that kept us warm. it wasn't too cold a day outside either, so that helped. otherwise, it wouldn't have been so fun :)

Stardust said...

Powercut without any heating at all would be pretty hidious here, as it was -17 celsius degrees this morning...Even with the heat on our house is pretty cold.. Wool socks rules!

Bohemian girl said...

We might even appreciate if hard times seriously come. We will be self sufficient with food from our own garden and yard, work at home, suddenly have more free time at home. But no no money....

Grace@PoeticHome said...

What romantic photos! We lost power on Christmas evening, starting from dinnertime until midnight. It was quite nostalgic and charming dining and celebrating by candlelight :) Amazing how families well can bond together and laugh when they can't run off to watch TV or play the Wii!

Jill said...

Hi Stardust...sounds so cold in Finland right now! We had that kind of cold New Year's eve, but then it warmed back up. I agree wool socks are the best. And two pairs on at the same time are even better :)

Hey Bohemian girl...you are really self sufficient with your own garden. What did you grow last summer and this fall? I think times are going to get much tougher for us here in america, and we (americans that is) have a lot to learn about living frugally and self sufficiency. and as long as we're not starving it will actually do us some good to have less and make do with what we do have.

Hi Grace, your Christmas eve without power sounds lovely! Especially because it sounds like your Christmas dinner was already cooked before the power went out :) My kids had so much fun last night...my son was disappointed this morning when he discovered the power was back on.

Sarah said...

So funny--we lost power Wednesday night too in Jamaica Plain, from about 7pm until about 2am. Just long enough for it to be fun and mysterious--we read by candlelight and stayed on the couch wrapped in quilts and a sheepskin throw. The heat went out as well, but since it was almost bedtime, it didn't feel like such a disaster. Still, I was relieved when I heard the furnace roar on in the middle of the night. One power-free evening a week would be nice though--I liked the candle-light and the ability to focus on my book!

Mrs.French said...

sometimes its nice to be thrown back to simpler thing...oh and I have to say that I love your home...the kitchen and the photos you posted below are divine...xo t

mary said...

That shot of the candles on your countertop? SO lovely!!

Jill said...

hi sarah! how are you? so strange that you lost power in JP the same night. in cambridge it was just our little section of mass ave. i agree that one power free night a week would be a welcome change. maybe a new year's resolution?

Jill said...

thanks traci and mary for your nice comments! as you are both amazing photographers, i always feel special when you give me a compliment :)

Marie-Eve said...

This is the kind of bad things which turn good when we think about it... That candle light creates good moments, intimate moment, soft moments, isn't it?