A wild wind whipped its way through our neighborhood, sending animatronic monster décor spinning into a short-out in the streets. That happened about midnight on Friday evening. By 8 a.m. Saturday morning, the power was still out, but that didn’t stop me from sounding the craft alert.
It was just starting to be daylight, but still dark enough that I needed a flashlight to find the crafting supplies in the closet. However, the only other flashlight in the house at the time was trapped in the bathroom with Nate. So, I just felt around the closet in the dark for the following supplies:
–Dried fall leaves. (I thought they would be in a plastic baggie, but they were all loosey-goosey in a drawer. Not good planning on my part.)
To add a challenge or twist to the craft alert, I grabbed square shapes of paper and guessed what colors they were before taking them to the window to verify. Fortunately, I was right about the color most of the time and didn’t have to make too many trips back to the closet.
The craft part didn’t take much time at all. I just arranged the leaves in a circle on one sheet of paper. Then, on another sheet, I arranged folded triangles of paper in fall colors. Then, I glued everything into place. I call the resulting masterpieces: “Two Interpretations of Fall.”
In any case, I think the triangles are desperately pointing to a way out—or maybe a hidden extra flashlight. Perhaps they’re a sign to get more matches and candles—or another craft alarm that’s rigged with a back-up generator and a Bat-Signal, so they can go berserk during the next storm. That would set precisely the right mood to kick things into high gear and just knock the wind out of crafting.
Update: Power is back on—after nearly 10 ½ hours!
Your Turn: When the electricity goes out, how do you spend your time?