I grabbed some stove pipe bits and pieces that will allow me to generate emergency heat in my basement with the existing masonry chimney. The goal is to prevent pipes from freezing in my current sprawling house. I have the wood stove and a giant woodpile, but was missing an elbow and and an adaptor. I think I should run a test burn to identify any other surprises.

I also provided storage for a portable RV generator that should be enough to run (one at a time) my basement furnace, fridge, freezer, and help my neighbours out as well. I will be responsible for clean and stabilized gas, oil changes, and regular test runs. It's a nice little Honda, and a win-win all around.