Originally Posted by kjnewcome
Not a dumb idea at all, that sounds pretty darn smart to me. lol! I don't have a fireplace so that is out. The only source of heat we have it the power does go out in a kerosene heater and I hate using it unless I HAVE to. We don't have a lot of issues with power outages in my town. I'm really close to the substation so when the power goes out I'm on of the first back on but 5 days of cold (like this past winter) will kill everything in my house that doesn't have fur. :( We had a ton of heavy wet snow and it torn down transmission lines, it was a mess!
You know, out here in California, specifically in the Pasadena area, we had a huge wind storm December, 2011, and due to just all the fallen trees and debris, we had a lot of downed power lines. I know the power at my house was out for a week because there was a downed power line in our neighbor's backyard, and they were on vacation with their dogs running around in the backyard. The power company wouldn't go in there unless the dogs were put away, so my dad and I had to chase the damn things down (I love all animals, but these dogs are skittish aggressive beasts that killed a rabbit of mine when I was 14). Four days later the power company finally got it all fixed. Fortunately for me, I only had goldfish at the time, and those little dudes are HARDY.