Lucky for me, hubby has a backup:
to which he plugged in the fridge, freezer, microwave, kettle, some lights - 10 extension cords:
With all that and our cozy little gas fireplace
we were quite comfortable. I nestled into my favourite chair by the fire and knit to my heart's content. We even plugged in the TV for a while and watched DVD's, a couple of episodes of Foyle's War and Frida (great movie).