I live alone so when the electricity goes out 2 to 3 times a year I have to handle it. My stroke took away my ability to know where vertical is unless I can see my surroundings. So I put flashlights in every room. My plan worked until last night when the house went completely black while I was watching TV at 10 p.m. I reached down for the flashlight on the floor next to my couch. I started to freak out when I could not find it. The electricity has gone off for hours in the past and sitting on my short couch until sunrise would be awful. I finally found the flashlight, but after the lights came back on I put the flashlight in a different location. I moved it to the tray on my couch that holds my remote control devices. I also moved a second flashlight to a counter directly behind the place I sit at my kitchen table.
A previous outage taught me to put a battery operated lanturn on a cart next to my bed. I turn the lantern on by rolling on my side and pulling the cart close too me so I can feel the on switch.
Unusual problem solving after a stroke NEVER ENDS.