Today is the day of Lights Out San Francisco. Have you heard of it?

Since I don’t live in San Francisco and I’ve already got CFL bulbs throughout my home, I’m doing something a little different.

The kids and I are going to play board games by candle light with all non-essential electrical things turned off. I’ll leave the refrigerator and freezer turned on, but the powerstrips for the tv/entertainment center and the computer desk will be turned off (as they usually are when not in use to keep from wasting electricity).

Then we’ll go to bed. By candlelight. Like Little House on the Prairie.
Not only will it be good for the environment, I think it will also be fun.

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