There will be some instances when the power goes out and you will feel frustrated. When that happens, you don’t know what you are going to do. One thing is for sure, you will be happy if you have a generator. First, your luxury appliances will keep on running. If you are trying to sleep while the aircon is running and the power goes out, chances are you won’t be able to sleep. There is a huge chance you got used to sleeping with the air-con turned to a high temperature. That means you will lose sleep and you won’t be productive the next day. You can’t rely on using the electric fan either since you have no power. Another reason would be you will be able to continue what you were watching. When the power goes out and you are watching your favorite TV show, you won’t know how it ends. You will have no choice but to check the Internet for spoilers. Of course, it is pretty different from when you watch it instead of reading it. Also, there is no need to find a switch to turn the generator on. It will turn on by itself so when the power goes out, you won’t have to worry about a thing. You know you don’t have to spend the next few hours wondering when the power will go back on. You can just sit there and answer calls from neighbors asking if they can come over for a few drinks. You know they are immediately bored when the power goes out. Of course, it would always be great to have people come over until the power comes back on.
One huge reason you will be happy you have a generator in the event of a power outage is the lights will stay on. When you have kids in the house, you know they will be scared during a power outage. They won’t know where they will run to and they may even hide under the bed. Without lights, you won’t be able to see your way and you may even trip. When that happens, you may spend a few days confined in the hospital when you accidentally bump your head. There may be a few things scattered around the house like your kids’ toys. You will certainly think about cleaning that up to avoid getting into accidents next time. Another reason why you will be happy you have a generator at home is that the food will stay fresh. There is some leftover food that you definitely put in the fridge hoping you can still eat them the next day. When the power goes out, that won’t be the case as the food will likely be spoiled the next day. The bad news is that you won’t really know how long the power is out. It may even happen for a long time and there is really nothing you can do about that but wait slowly.
Pat Givens is a business owner and a homebody. She is a mom of two and is happily married to Mark.