Just count your blessings that you live in the South, where the snow doesn't last too long. We had an ice storm in SC that had me stuck out in the country with no electricity for three days once. Thank heaven for huge fireplaces, lots of firewood, and kerosene heaters! My son and I had to sleep on the sofa bed in the LR and hang up blankets to stay warm. We cooked on the top of the kerosene camping heater and in the fireplace. Lordy, it got cold when that fire went out at night!