Our lights went out around midnight last night and just came back on. Coincidentally, all of our technology was also without batteries, so we were on a complete, forced holiday.
But it turned out to be a good thing. We made it to Raccoon's soccer game this morning instead of going into town as planned. Then we decided to head to the nearest mall when we couldn't make lunch easily at home. The kids and I grocery shopped while the King went to do some other errands. Raccoon is big enough to actually help now, instead of just having to be entertained. He even kept Kitty happy by pushing the cart.
Next we went to an open air market to buy our fruits and vegetables, and two more ducks. One of our ducks passed away peacefully in its sleep, we're not sure what happened, so Raccoon wanted a replacement. The two new ducks (of course Kitty wanted one if Raccoon got one) joined our flock this afternoon.
We spent the evening playing games and roasting hot dogs over a bonfire. The kids fell asleep quickly before their bedtimes. The King and I stayed up talking by candlelight, and now I'm about to catch up with an old friend online.
All in all, a great day.