Very cool misskitty! My ex cheated on me with and married a woman who was married to Carl Sagan's son. Woo hoo. We lost power again last night around 5 so I had to set my alarm every 2 hours during the night to keep the backup woodstove going. It got down to 7 degrees last night and I didn't want to deal with burst pipes. When it came on at 4:30 this morning I leapt out of bed and made coffee. You can see where my priorities lie. The heat is gradually moving about. That was the other thing I was going to recommend. If a power outage is imminent and you're planning to heat with wood, jack your thermostat up while you have electricity to get a head start.