I know that is irritating at best. We put in a free standing gas stove a few years ago (wood stove removed due to high insurance rates). It hasn't been used often for emergency heat, but having it available is a comfort. I might consider a small generator to keep the coffee pot and TV going. Good luck for the remainder of the winter! Incidentally, the low since midnight here was 1. Any heat feels good.
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