Sounds very familiar Don. Man yer old.
We went without lectricity for at least 2 weeks.
But always heated the house with a wood stove, which was also good for cooking.
The Kerosene lamps were everywhere.
Had to hike down to the river in front to get water, and boil for drinking. And more for flushing the john.
Life was tuff.
But we went without lectricity quite often in the winter, so no biggy.
We also had a big 4 burner Coleman cabin stove that worked quite well.
The hardest part of that gig, was when the roof sounded like it was trying to lift off the house during the night.
And all those old sash windows rattled like crazy constantly. It was an old house when we moved there in 1954,
so it was perty creaky already.