We are reconciled to the the fact that we are not going to get out of here until Thursday or Friday. The wind is howling and freezing rain has coated every surface. Businesses are closed as well as malls, doctors offices, our RV dealer/repair, schools etc.
Right now, it is a beautiful sight. But the weather forecasts are calling for downed trees, power lines etc. The branches on our pine trees are low to the ground from the weight of the ice. This is just a harbinger of things to come.
It is amazing that many times the things that are so beautiful are so dangerous. As I sit here writing this, I am looking at branches of trees drooping lower and lower. Winter wonderland? Not so sure of the wonderland - only if you are inside, it is warm, there is still power and you are looking out.
If you are in the path of this monster, please say inside. If you are someplace warm ... Enjoy!