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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Power Outage Lighting...

This is so cool, I have to share with you.  I received the following this morning and it is such a great tip.  I cannot wait to try it!
"Due to a thunderstorm, we  lost power for about 5 hours. We were scrambling 
around in  the darkness, looking for matches, candles, flashlights,  etc. We looked outside, and noticed our solar lights  shining brightly all around our patio, stairs,dock,etc. They were beautiful. My wife walked outside,and brought several of the solar lights inside. 

We stuck the solar light pipes into plastic drink bottles  containers and they made the nicest, brightest,safest,lighting you could ever imagine. 

We put one in the bathroom,the kitchen,the living room, etc. There was plenty of light. There are all types of solar lights available. We bought ours at Harbor Freight. We put them all around our yard. They look nice and they do not  attract flying bugs like the outdoor lights around our doorway. 

The lights we have fit into the small (20 oz) water bottles and they also fit into most of  the larger liter bottles. If you need a weight in the plastic bottle to keep them from tipping over, you can put  a few of the pretty colorful "flat marbles" that they put  in aquariums,and vases. (you can also use sand, aquarium  gravel, etc., whatever you have  available). 

The lights we have were perfect inside our home. They burn all night long if you need them. The next day, you just take your solar lights back outside and they will instantly recharge and  be ready for you to use again any time you need them. 

Perfect for power outages, hurricanes,etc. I never thought of it and you don't have  to: here it is."

Isn't that a great idea?? Can't wait to try this!
We have been so busy with hubby's appointments that I have not had time to blog.  He has been having a series of 13 radiation treatments on his lower back hopefully to relieve him from the cancer pain and today is the last treatment-hurrah! If you have been following him on Caring Bridge, thank you for your wonderful comments and encouragement as well as prayers!! God bless,
My heart to yours...


1 comment:

Ginny said...

So glad the treatments are over, do you think they have helped the pain?