A sunny disposition
1. To dry your clothes
The sun has gone to a lot of trouble to send us its energy, so appreciate it! The heat and light on your face was on the surface of the sun eight minutes and nineteen seconds ago. So as a minimum, use it to dry your clothes. Since the sun is a giant nuclear reactor, tell your friends you have a nuclear-powered clothes dryer.
2. To grow your food
Take away the sun, and what can you grow? Maybe marijuana under grow lights? With just soil and sunlight you can grow tomatoes, peppers, apples, raspberries, salad greens and more. Build a solar greenhouse that stores the suns heat in earth or concrete, a double-skinned insulated greenhouse, or