When our power went out, everybody in the house was disappointed.
I looked up on my phone how long the power would be out, and it seemed that we wouldn’t have power until the following morning.
This indeed was upsetting news, but I was able to come up with a pretty good idea. I decided that we could set up our family tent out back for a little camping experience. I had a portable HVAC unit that was already fully charged and I thought it would be the best way to keep cool during that night without any power. It was a bad experience not having any working A/C in the house. When I told everybody we would be camping in the back, they all were excited. We even broke out the portable fireplace and cooked some food over it. It turned out to be a pretty good time, and we had our flashlights and other camping gear. The portable HVAC unit worked great at keeping the tent cool through the evening hours. When we got up in the morning, we were able to take down the tent and were happy to see that the power was back on in the house. My kids kept saying that it was such a fun time and that we should camp out in the backyard more often. I don’t know about having more backyard campouts, but I would like to do some more real camping, actually going to a nice area with beautiful scenery. Of course we would take our portable HVAC unit with us too!