There are many wonderful things about living on an island 20 miles off the mainland. No power in the middle of summer is not one of them. Thankfully the weather is not too hot. As of right now they don't know when the power will be restored, and "extended power outage" means different things to different people. I'm not sure yet what that will mean for us Hatteras Island folk.
But, with the inconvenience of it does come some bright spots. The silver lining you may call it. The quietness… true quiet. The white noise we all get use to is suddenly gone. Children do not have screens and electronics to stare at. I have 4 kids ranging 12 to 17 years old, and I found them talking, playing cards, and out swinging without being prompted.
Over all, things seem to slow down a little, and the limitation of what you can do allows for a peace of doing the simple things of life.
If it is faced with the right attitude an "extended outage" can create beautiful memories.
~ Sarah Misch
Avon Harbor, Avon NC by Sarah Misch.