So I'm still drinking my morning coffee when the power goes out Saturday morning. Before I got a chance to fill the tubs or do any of those useful preparedness things. And it's still out. My telework today is curtesy Panera and I'm sharing a corner with a bunch of neighbors. Current estimation of return of power - Wednesday night.
What I have learned:
1) FILL THE STUPID TUBS THE NIGHT BEFORE!
2) The regulator for the camping stove is flooey and needs replaced.
3) Need a new back pack stove. The old one worked OK for a couple days and then this morning it got tossed out into the snow because fuel started spraying out from one of the connections and things got way too firey for the kitchen.
4) After a while, I hate the smell of kerosene. I have a dandy heater - keeps the whole house pretty reasonable. I can even, with patience, heat water enough to cook noodles and such on it. But it stinks. And I've got a pile of clothes covered with kerosene tossed out in the garage because of it. Need to put in a wood stove.
5) The batteries in the radio had died.
Fortunately, I hadn't been grocery shopping yet - I've plenty of dried and canned foods but the fridge itself was pretty bare. I won't loose much.