I grew up on a farm, with a wood stove, kerosene lamps and fridges. there was a Coolgardie Safe too. We upgraded to a gas stove, got the phone on, then became attached to the power grid by a single wire.
I now live in an all electric home, but we have just bought a ‘genny’ to keep in the shed. I wonder if I will live long enough to get back to candles and an open fire like my parents grew up with.