Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Maryland (DC area)
When I'm away for a couple of days, I leave an upstairs corridor light on, as well as the kitchen light. It's not so much to enable them to see, as there are a few street lights outside that provide a little ambient light, as much as it is to avoid their feeling lonely in a house that is dark 14 hours a day. I have one light on with a timer, too. I also have an intercom with radio, and I leave the radio on, turned to the all-news station, so they can stay abreast of breaking news and weather reports. Actually, while it may be more for my benefit than theirs, I like to think the sound of human voices in the house makes them feel less alone. A small radio turned on in one room would be fine, too.