We ended up using a dangerous, albeit helpful oil lantern which I was positive the cats would knock over. They didn't. But learning my lesson, I didn't want to tempt fate. The power could go out again and my cats are infamous for sticking their faces in candles and burning off whiskers...and knocking things over. I had 3 reasons now. I also really like grilled cheese and couldn't have it when I needed it most. Enter: Walmart online.
Upon arrival both cats inspected the package for correct item number and damage. All clear.
There she is. My "bigger than I needed or expected but only $24.99" camping stove. Grilled cheese, you will be mine if the power EVER goes out again. If I have bread and cheese...
LED lantern. Extra batteries...and my favorite...a Red Cross WIND UP FLASHLIGHT. What? Can't find batteries? Aaron used them all for every remote in this place? No worries. I'll lead the way.
I kind of want to use them instead of lights. But that would really defeat the purpose should the power fail again I suppose. Well folks, tomorrow if my last day at my current job. Training my replacement is almost done and I'll be saying my goodbyes. It's always bittersweet. I am pumped to start my new job on Friday though!! WOOO HOOOO!!!