My brother-in-law lives in Worcester, MA, and has been digging out of the ice storm that hit much of New England. He has spent the weekend clearing ice and snow, repairing damage to his house, removing tree limbs from his roof and around the yard (see above) and cutting them up with a chain saw, and arranging for his power lines to be reinstalled. It is exhausting work in very, very cold weather.
His house has no heat or electricity. Luckily, his parents have a nearby apartment, which is vacant while they are "snow birds" in Florida. He has been using it, enjoying the warmth and hot showers. And, of course, doing his laundry.
My wife called Florida to report about her brother's activities and to generate some sympathy for him. Their mother had one response, "Tell him: Don't forget to clean out the lint trap."