Summer storms or overstressed power grids can cause the power to go out.
I try to be prepared and take things in stride.
Hubs bought me these oil lamps 20 years ago at a yard sale. I just love the hexagon pattern on the base. It reminds me of chicken wire or bee hives.
I keep these lamps cleaned and filled with unscented lamp oil so that we can use them when needed. We keep the matches handy too. Hubs and I grabbed our books and sat at the table for a few hours, just reading and chatting. The house was quiet and still, except for our voices. It was a nice change of pace.