The power was out for over 6 hours yesterday afternoon/evening. I used to never have much of a problem finding things to do by candle light. Last night was a different story. We took advantage of the day light as much as we could....not much to do in the rain. Then dark. Anyway, the 3 of us....me, husband & difficult child, pretty much grumped around. difficult child ended up going to sleep a little early. husband & I hardly spoke 5 words the rest of the evening.....what's up with that? Is it possible that we depend so much on power that our conversations even depend on it somehow? I just thought it was really strange. I know I depend on "white noise", mainly to sleep. So, I knew that was going to be a problem at bedtime. But, NOT conversation & such. Even one of the dogs decided he wanted to be "anti-social" & wanted to go outside~curled up next to the grill (had to get out the treats to get him to come in & that almost didn't work). Suppose I just want to know what you think. Besides the obvious, is power that important or were we just going through a funk of an evening?