Late last night, I saw that everything on the deck was covered in ice. I set the alarm on my battery powered alarm clock, so that I didn't oversleep this morning.
When I woke up this morning, things were worse, and reports were that traffic on the Interstate is down to a crawl, 10 mph. When I heard that, my first thought was, of course, "Oh Shit." My second thought was, "I forgot to get quarters for the laundry." Then, when I turned on my computer, I discovered that my high-speed internet was not working. Couldn't get an IP number. I am thinking that either the attenna on the roof is ice covered (probable, although it worked late last night), or the DHCP server at ICS needs a swift kick, or else they have no power. Luckily, I still have my work dail-up account (we are only charged if we use it, so it can sit idle until there is a need for it).
So, the power may go out. There is a part of me that is panicking that I can't do my laundry, even though we have enough clothes and towels. I also feel the need to start cooking a lot of food that we can eat cold later, if need be. My son, of course, thinks this is a huge holiday. I was just going through internet withdrawel, until I remembered this dail-up account.
It is raining now. I am hoping that it gets warm enough to melt some of that ice, so that I can get to the car wash for quarters. I can see traffic on the main road, now, and it seems almost normal. I may try to brave it here in a bit, providing I can even get into my car. I would at least like the option of doing laundry, and since we are supposed to get 6-10 inches of snow, we may be stuck here for awhile if I don't get out early today.
What a mess...