I decided to blow off work mid-afternoon and go on a coal run, picked up 1/2 ton of pea and 100 lbs. of rice for the future stoker, but I arrived home around 3:15 to no power, so the blower on the stove and my science project heat distributer were off. I put off dragging out the generator, usually as soon as I start it and run the power cords the power comes back on.
So I chuted the coal into the bin, and it started getting dark, so out came the generator, the cords, etc. Got the blower on the stove running. Generator down to 1/4 tank of gas---and no more Yuengling. What to do?? I went on a beer run (have to have priorities).
I just finished siphoning gas out of the truck and filled the generator when the power was restored. It was out for 4 1/2 hrs, but the 3 1/2 hours without the blower on the stove made a big difference. Temperature is slowly creeping back up in here and I am tired.
BTW my house was probably the warmest on the road during the outage.