The night of the big snow, our power went out and stayed out for 4 days! The new gas fireplace was out of service (a whole other story altogether) but we have a woodburning fireplace in the bedroom so we could stay warm. We stayed with our son and daugher-in-law some of the time. Hot showers and hot food and coffee, aaaaaaaah!
I'm just starting to catch up on email and reading blogs. Hopefully, I'll be posting again soon.