I can feel your pain! We "camped" for 6.5 days last year after an ice storm hit us on Dec 10. I got pretty good at cooking on the grill in what must be similar to cooking on a coal stove. We have three kerosene heaters we used for heat. Thankfully, it was cold enough to put food outside and stayed frozen or at least very cold. We were very happy to see utility crews from Ohio and Indiana in our neighborhood repairing lines for two days before our lights came back on. It certainly makes us appreciate the modern comforts and the folks who work so hard to keep the lines in place to provide the electricity. Hope you are back on soon to enjoy the holiday.
Roger from Missouri
If you always do what you've always done, then you'll always get what you always got!