So-- we spent a day and a half with no power after a heavy summer storm. Luckily, we only waited one evening before firing up our generator, and we didn't lose anything from the freezer or fridge! We were also able to gerry-rig up some lines to the neighboring houses and keep their freezers going as well! Dave set up a cell charging station in our backyard, and took the password off the wifi temporarily so that the neighbors could use it as well. I was able to enjoy a cup of coffee and keep working on my current Beloved Buddy quilt at the kitchen table. Yay power! It feels good to be prepared!