Tuesday we went out and bought a generator. 6000. But of course we had to pick and choose what to hook up....what were the real necessities. He's an electrician, so it was easy for him to install the transfer switch, etc. Furnace so we could have hot water. Water pump so we could have water. Refrigerator. Pellet stove, as we don't heat with our furnace. We have a couple plugs here and there, so we do have coffee in the morning, and can charge our computers and cell phones. But really no lights...so we do the flashlights and candles in the evenings. No tv. We keep blowing a fuse in the pellet stove, so I think we'll unplug the furnace and only heat that water in the morning for showers. No stove.
It's 17 degrees and snowing.