Agh!!! It is soooo cold! When I returned from Christmas vacation, I discovered that we had not had power for the past eight days in Gracanica and my flat was 20ï¿½F! It was difficult to start a fire while your hands are shaking and your whole body is protesting the cold but I got one going! Then I ran around the flat closing all the doors and pulled out the hide-a-bed couch in the living room, grabbed my thermal sleeping bag and camped in the living room for a couple of days until I was able to heat the rest of the house to an acceptable level.
Even though the power has been off, I have been able to use a cooler on the balcony as a refrigerator. Unfortunately, while I was gone on vacation, the temperature in the real refrigerator dropped so low that one of my cans of pop exploded...so I got to clean up that mess :P