We lost the juice about 11:30 Thursday night, I was watching the weather forecast. I woke up to no power and went back to sleep. No juice=no work. There were a lot of things down but we slept through it.
It's good to be warm. And not have to worry about the pipes freezing.
We had potable water. But how to wash up and how to flush the commode? (this is KEY) Like this:
A gas stove is very handy when the power is out. And it takes a fair piece of time to have hot water for two in the morning. Use the Boy Scout Handbook to learn about boiling water for washing up.
Note the oil lamp on the counter to the left, it was my Christmas gift in 1999. Easy to use and safer than candles, they provide plenty of light.
Refrigeration is not a big problem, either. We packed stuff in a recycling box and put it on the deck when the 'frig. began to "lose the cool". Recycle marginal food items through the resident canid.
And that's how we deal with 2 1/2 days without electricity at Frontierland. :)