So many people today have cell phones, they forget that they can run out of charge when the power is off for 2 or more days. The same is true of the landlines that many homes have with portable phones.
During Wilma, I took my blue dial phone of lo, these many years, to the shop so that the telephone company had a phone to forward phone calls to our new location. Regrettably, I had to leave it to the mold culture, but it served its purpose.
Thank goodness, I remembered and went to KMart and bought a princess phone for future hurricanes. We have used it in our house several times and I just pulled it out for use this weekend. Its always nice to receive calls from concerned friends and relatives.
We recharged device in the house Saturday night just to give us a leg up on no electricity. I especially did my kindle and ipad. We now have out accordion shutters closed and are watching a football game. It is awful when the power goes off--primarily because of the air conditioning, but also because we have no boob tube. I have my fingers crossed that we get to see the men's US open final tomorrow at 4pm. (this was written Saturday pm)