Whiling away the hours during a hurricane can be a drag. We recently were hit with a hurricane that did significant damage to our area, but we did not feel that it was coming close enough for us to evacuate. It turns out, we were barely right. It might have been a good idea to evacuate after all, but we stuck It out. Before all was said and done, the power was out, and the water was seeping in through our doors. It didn't flood the whole house, it just made the entryways wet with puddles. The worst part was losing power. We needed something to take our mind off the heat and humidity. My family did not have access to a generator, and obviously, fans couldn't be blowing or anything like that. But, the tropical storm force winds were actually pretty nice, considering the fact that they gave us quite the stiff breeze! I'll admit that I stuck my head outside every now and then to feel the cool wind, because of the lack of A/C. To pass the time, I played many games of solitaire and listened to radio programs with my family that I would not normally even knew existed, because all we had was a battery operated radio when it came to electronics. We also played board games together as a family. We also got the chance to have good conversations, at least. Despite the time of fellowship that we had, I can tell you that there's nothing quite like the feeling of the lights suddenly coming back on without warning as well as the air conditioner kicking in, but especially the air conditioner kicking in! It's an incredible feeling after three days!