There Are Never Enough Plugs

We have a lot of gadgets in our house. Some of them are hand-held, others stay plugged into the wall, but we sure use a lot of energy and batteries for just three people. But we all use them, even the toddler, who is pretty darn efficient on the tablet computer.

The iPad gets carried all over the house for Netflix and a quick glance at recipes. My phone is attached to my hand, constantly in use for phone calls, email, and Twitter.  The Wii remote is always found on the table beside the couch and darn it, we forgot to turn it off again!

Sometimes it gets hard to keep track of all the gadgets we use day-in and day-out but for me, the worst part is finding a place to charge. I just feel like whenever I pick up the iPad, it’s flashing with less than 5% battery.


Does anyone else feel this way?

Then I’m hunting for a charger with the pad at 2% battery and I know it’s going to give out on me with a white spiral and then I have to wait 5 minutes for it to charge back up and it’s PANIC! PANIC! RED ALERT! BATTERY ABOUT TO GO!

Then I grab the power cord and race to an outlet and YES! VICTORY IS MINE! if I manage to plug in before the battery gives it’s last dying breath.

Bonus points if I found a power outlet by the sofa or chair so I can sit and play SIMS, amirite?


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