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November 10, 2013

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Ed S.

Hard to believe it now, but kids are just a temporary interuption to your life. Life as you knew it, more or less, will resume when they go to college, which to me seemed to come around much sooner than I ever expected. Eighteen years are not that long, in retrospect. You'll have lots of time to fill before you know it.

Tom Welch

"Attention spans aren't what they used to be" -- Correct Ed, you see that everywhere you turn, movies, TV, radio, books, on and on!

StarHalo

That's a small closet. Some bits and pieces from the flashlight hobby:

- You only need one or two area lights for the one or two areas the family is gathered during an outage, plus an individual light for each person for excursions to the bathroom, outdoors, etc.

- The goal is to use only use as much light as necessary for the task at hand, not to light the area as you'd see it when the power is on; ~100 lumens for a family area, ~25 lumens for individual tasks, ~2 lumens for individual relaxing, anything more than this just puts more light on what you can already see. The guy who lights up his living room like midday regrets it when the outage drags into its second day.

- Make sure kids know you're *playing* in the dark, not *stuck* in the dark. Glow sticks, board games, books, etc are all fine distractions.

Brandon

I don't own a single new radio. My collection consists of 8 classics - all Panasonic and Grundig, and I'm not sure I ever will buy a modern offering as I once owned a Kaito KA-2100 and it quit working in less than 2 years. Currently my favorites are my Grundig Satellit 2400 for FM, Panasonic RF-1188 for AM and broadcast shortwave, and my Grundig Satellit 700 for SSB. There are only 2 of my 8 I'd be willing to sell, and its not worth it for the money.

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