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What to do - when the electricity goes down for maintanence tomorrow?

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posted on Aug, 24 2012 @ 06:33 PM
Tomorrow at 08:00 the electricity here is going dead, apparently for the whole day.

It's going to be a pretty cold, gray and rainy day too (no natural light really).

OK, I've got batteries and a radio, and a guitar, and a didgeridoo.

However I must say, I'm not looking forward to it.

What would you do?

What did we actually do before computers?

I actually planned the time to be on ATS, but it will be ripped from me.
No more fantastic music, no more being ignored and starred, no more interaction across the globe.
It's actually quite a dreadful thought.
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posted on Aug, 24 2012 @ 06:41 PM
Do the act to make babies, and hope no babies are being made

Go visit my parents grave, havn't been there for a week, rain dosn't matter, i like rain.

Try to invent fire..

I would be very busy if power went out i guess

posted on Aug, 24 2012 @ 06:45 PM
reply to post by halfoldman

Actually in 2007 I lived for 11 months without electricity. As bored as I thought I was, at the time... now I kind of miss the peace I had back then.

Some suggestions:

1) Socialize / play with kids, family, friends, pets - whatever.
2) Read a book. A real book.
3) Spend some time, outside, just thinking.
4) Listen to the sounds of the world that you never hear due to the constant hum of the voltage.
5) Do that thing you keep putting off for another day.
6) Do that other thing you keep putting off.
7) Take a long soak in the tub in the dark - sensory deprivation is great stress reduction.

And if those things don't work? Get a neighbor to recharge whatever hand held electronic devices you happen to posses as needed.


posted on Aug, 24 2012 @ 06:47 PM
It will rain, and the wind will storm icy cold - we're still at the tail-end of winter.

Looking at the word "maintenance", it's like the dictionary elucidates:

1. The act of maintaining or the state of being maintained.

Nope, neighbors aren't an option, they're probably away for the weekend or watching the rugby in a snug pub.

I'll try and post telepathically.
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posted on Aug, 24 2012 @ 06:48 PM
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LOL your kidding right? you've actually never been off the computer and tv for a single day. Just one day thats it. I think it will actually be good for you or for your eyes atleast, from looking at these screens. Well if you really cant think of something then you should actually start googling "things to do when there is no electricity" before the lights go out

I can give you one idea. You should go around the house see what needs to be fixed maybe even do chores or maybe build something for your room or the porch. Then go out in the world of shopping maybe buy a little something that you need for the house or your building project. Take your time walk around and eat out dont hurry things up because remember you will have all day

posted on Aug, 24 2012 @ 06:53 PM
reply to post by halfoldman

Pick up a book, or write one. The time will drift by peacefully.

posted on Aug, 24 2012 @ 06:55 PM
you soft xxxt my heart bleeds for you NOT
a whole day without power ? no computer
whats a man to do well try going on a long walk 40 plus miles & think yourself lucky you were not born in a mud hut in umbungo land & thats all ive got to say on that
just read your location :: disregard the last bit

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posted on Aug, 24 2012 @ 06:57 PM
reply to post by BacknTime

Well, we did it a lot, in fact we used to live like that sometimes, without electricity.

I just haven't done it lately however.

I never said anyone's heart must bleed for me ... oh please.

It's just got me pondering on our reliance on electricity.

We had Eskom (our electricity provider) disasters before, although they came unexpected rather than planned.

But still, I'll miss ATS.

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posted on Aug, 24 2012 @ 07:29 PM
When there was a blackout years ago, all I remember doing was looking at the night sky and seeing a bunch of shooting stars.

posted on Aug, 24 2012 @ 07:37 PM
reply to post by halfoldman

LOL I was kinda joking but really though is there no where to go out where you live?

posted on Aug, 24 2012 @ 07:46 PM
reply to post by BacknTime

No that's cool, all responses welcome kinda thread.

I live almost on the southern tip of Africa.

But it seems almost like everyone I know and used to enjoy these situations with has long moved away.

Maybe time to load the phone and pester people with sms.

Oh how stone-agey!

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posted on Aug, 24 2012 @ 07:50 PM
I used to read and draw a lot while i listened to music from a radio.

And now I have a laptop and my books and other stuff for when the electricity goes out.

posted on Aug, 24 2012 @ 07:51 PM
If you need electric power for entertainment, refrigeration or emergency use.

Purchase a gas powered generator and a supply of gasoline.

Use it to provide electricity when needed. It will be a useful item to own in the future.

posted on Aug, 24 2012 @ 08:00 PM
I dunno...Just took a quick look at the south of Africa on Google Maps satellite. To me it appears as though you have some interesting terrain there. I'd be disappearing into the back country camera bag over the shoulder. Even if the weather should be a tad on the raw side the workings of Mother Nature are awesome, and soothing to the soul.

posted on Aug, 24 2012 @ 08:00 PM
I was out for two weeks with hurricane isabel. I got a lot done, lol. Get to organizing that closet. Clean the garage.Visit friends, work in the yard.
Actually, a lot was trying to prepare meals on a little camp stove, keeping food from going bad and getting grandma to stop complaining.

But since you are just killing a day, go to a movie.

posted on Aug, 24 2012 @ 08:06 PM
Oh dear, already such a bad wind I hear things blowing and banging about in the neighborhood.

Who knows, maybe there's a labor strike or bad weather and nothing will happen at all.
That's also a distinct possibility.

Anyway, I recall sending sms by candlelight, so after a four year hiatus, I can surprise my friends:

"The Reptilians and the Alien Agenda: Please discuss."
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posted on Aug, 24 2012 @ 08:10 PM
reply to post by nixie_nox

Thanks for that.
My closet does need attention.
Looks like I'll have to do it by candlelight.
Only 6 hours away.

In blogging time that's like 5 minutes!

posted on Aug, 24 2012 @ 08:18 PM
reply to post by halfoldman

Is this going to be during daylight hours or night time?

posted on Aug, 24 2012 @ 08:20 PM
why not look up NATHAN STUBBLEFIELD and his earth batterys ? pass the day reading up on him even the great tesla was shocked by this man or type in CUSTOMERS.HBCI.COM WENONAH/ HISTORY/ NATHAN -S.HTM ITS 4 DOWN ? do the walking yourself bud
ps my heart does not bleed it is stone & if you are hungry go live on light

posted on Aug, 24 2012 @ 08:21 PM
reply to post by halfoldman

It is funny when my power is out, how many times I will habitually flip a light switch, turn on the tv, or the on button on the comp. There is a split second of disorientation when it doesn't work. So I know where you are coming from.

I also think it is strange is how quiet the neighborhood gets.
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