The great irony of the low tech/high tech dichotomy is that it is only through the high tech (the internet, blogs, etc) that I have begun to learn the low tech (canning, more than just the basics of cookings, finding good cookbooks).
So it was an interesting study, being without power for 4.5 days to examine the "simple" side of that equation.
The number one thing I did was bury my nose in a book. Mostly my PE exam prep book. I had gotten a bit behind on studying and I very nearly had my one week buffer back in place by the end of the four days. Thank goodness we had decided to furnish the sunroom first as it was both bright enough to read in and somewhat climate controlled (ie: it had a roof and we could open the windows for a cross breeze.)
We cooked on our little grill, even baking cookies so the dough balls we had in the freezer wouldn't go bad.
We went for walks and bike rides along our green belt where we marveled at how high the water level in the river was (it flooded the greenbelt)...
...and spotted some downed branches.
There was lots of wildlife out, enjoying the spring weather.
We took a morning off from the quiet to head to the Verizon Store
where they had brought in a generator and set up "charging stations" and were letting the public charge phones, laptops, etc.
Then it was back to our tranquil land of kitty naps.
In the evenings we played Scrabble...
...and Gin Rummy by candlelight.
And read by flashlight.
Not a bad way to spend a few days. Even if it did mean cold sponge baths (brrrr) and handwashing our clothes.