I'm still online, which means the satellite dish is still sufficiently free of ice and snow that I can get a signal. And the skies aren't so filled with water vapor that we can't get a line into space. The same is true for the tvs at the moment. Power is still on, which is also necessary for internet and tv. Heat is on, well is on, septic is on, and (thank goodness) the coffee maker is on. The Dude and I brewed a lot of coffee last night, just in case. One k-cup at a time, into more than one thermos.
The winds are coming, though. I've been through this before, in Nebraska. It's nothing new. But it's a bit of an adrenaline rush, nonetheless. Here's hoping all my various friends in the path of this storm are safe and warm and hunkered down.