Last night right after supper we lost power. No biggie as the genset kicked on just like its supposed to. However as I sat here an evil thought crossed my mind. When I went out back to the freezer shed I shut the genset down. When I returned the wife wasn't happy. "WTH did we spend 4k on a getset if it doesn't run when we need it? The fuel tanks are full,right?" Yes Dear I replied with a smirk. It took a sec, then I got the "Really? Tonight?" Yup, its a perfect time. So began an impromptu evening without power. While the wife pulled down and quickly dusted off the oil lamps, I went back out to a shed and brought in the kerosene heater. After getting all that fired up along with a few candles we had a cozy quiet evening together. Sat here and talked. Something that gets put to the back burner sometimes during "modern life" IMO. We pulled out a seed catalog that had just come in the mail, picking out some things to add to our order list. Talked about what we really wanted to get done this year and in what order. Played a little solitaire and she got into the knitting bag-much to the cats delight. Temps were in the low teens outside, but it was a grand evening inside. Heated enough water with the heater to get dishes done. Didn't even feel like a test of things, and granted it wasn't much of a test, more fun really but there ya are. Power was restored around midnight and I got up to shut the heater down then returned to bed. Now I remember I need to add lamp oil to my lists-not near enough on hand to make us comfortable-same for wicks and candles, can never have enough. Kerosene, again we probably have enough for most people, but want more. It is pricey and that's why I haven't added any in quite awhile. BUT, can I use aviation fuel? It's basically refined kerosene-need to find that out, and if so, get some and test it out on our heater.