I'd take running water. Shower, wash, flush, yes. I can charge my phone and tablet with solar chargers. A week without TV, no problem. Eat out.
My home's main electrical panel is being fixed and I have been without electricity for a couple of days. It has been an inconvenience for me and my family, but it also serves as a good reminder of how much we take things for granted until it is gone.
Given the situation we are in, I decided to ask my two older kids, if you had one choice, would you rather be without running water or electricity in our house?
The immediate answer from them: they much rather be without water! With electricity they said they have internet access, TV, and computers, and of course lights! However then I threw the scenario out there for them--if you didn't have running water, you couldn't wash your hands, flush the toilet, take showers, or have water to drink. Their answers, go to the store and buy water or order it from Amazon! Ahhh kids these days--internet and electronics gets priority, necessities are secondary
I personally would choose running water over electricity for the reason I stated above. Luckily for me I have a lot of camping equipment and I can make use of being without electricity for a while. Except all the food in the fridge would eventually go bad, if not eaten soon.
What about you? If you had one choice for an entire week (given that stores were closed and you had to stay home) would you rather be without running water or electricity?
Share your thoughts with all of us and have fun! I'd love to share your thoughts with my kids. Have fun!