I remember you posting aboot the folks Genny.My folks have been without line-power since Monday night, so no phone/cable/innernet either. No eta for restoration of services for a large area around them. What falling trees missed breaking, the winds took care of. Telephone poles in front of their property SNAPPED off in the wind. Thankfully 35 miles away I didn't get that wind at my house.
Couple years ago my old man decided they ought to get a whole house generator, so we picked out a 22K Generac and put it in. I'll bet they are getting at least 150 service hours a year out of it on average. Glad they have it.