I guess I'm going to be one of those 'wimpy b's'. My farm caretaker let me know that the power went out at the farm for about two hours yesterday, with the stoker idling along with temps in the mid 50's, there wasn't much fire, so it didn't survive the power outage and lack of combustion air.
So last night my house burnt propane, at $2.05/gallon.
I'll be installing a UPS backup power supply to keep a fan and circulator running untill someone gets home to fire up a generator.
With some coaching, my caretaker got a fire going this evening, so the propane is turned off again.
I travel five days at a stretch, three times a month, can't be a 'Manly Man' and save any money if the stove needs tending every 12 hours. I'll gladly be a 'Girlie Man' with a fatter wallet.