This has been a real challenge.It has now gone on for 6 days many without power so I fried bacon and eggs on my charcoal grill on the front porch. Ran out of wood on day 3 so am now using the gas stove burners to heat the house when necessary. Have finished two good books and have cleaned out closets, worked on taxes and filing. The wind is up now but it is supposed to be over in about 9 hours. The birds have kept me busy trying to keep the feeders full but have provided lots of entertainment. Am now mostly worried about the roof since part of it is flat. Have learned a lot about survival techniques.