I didn’t lose power in the storm this past weekend, but many of my friends did. I was prepared – and inspired by the wienie roast at my sister’s over Christmas, I’d picked up some chicken sausage to cook over my fire as it burned down. Actually, I can do pretty well without electricity for a while, cooking over the fire, or in the bake oven, or uncovering the wood stove (which I rarely use because it tends to put too much creosote in the chimney). I have plenty of lanterns, candles, oil lamps, and my beloved Luci light (solar). Maybe some day I’ll get battery storage for my solar panels.