Tuesday we called our neighbors and asked for left over defrosting chicken and warming refrigerated vegetables. With these ingredients, I cooked a fresh and hearty soup.
And that night we served chicken soup with bread and wine by candle light for the half of our building that had not left. so we served dinner for 10.
There are no pictures from the dinner but it had an atmosphere of it's own.
Two years ago I received a Red Cross crank driven radio and flashlight as a gift. Upon receiving the radio I was told: "May you never really need this". But during the blackout it came in handy.
We felt we knew what has happening without running down our iphones and suffering with very spotty coverage. Even our landline would go out from time to time.