Ahh I remember the days in my youth when the power would go out for a week. We had a gas stove and a wood stove so all are our friends in the neighborhood would come over for dinner. The little store down the road would give away ice cream before it could melt. In my memory it happened at least once a winter.
Oh man this is why I bought a generator to hook up to the main electrical panel. Last February we lost power for two days. No heat. I do not want to do that again.