Ice Storm 2 – the sequel


We have been experiencing snow and sleet ever since 4 am this morning. The ice accumulation is less than last time, but the temperature is near 32 and the ice continues to build on trees and flat surfaces. The driveway is covered with a clear coat of ice, so we plan to stay home and get some chores done.

We are better prepared this time with an emergency generator ready to go and it has a full tank of gas. We have 18 gallons of drinking water, plus a bathtub full of general purpose water, so I do not expect any shortages there this time.

The porch rack is full of firewood and the stove is burning brightly as I write this, so I think we are good to go for several days.

Unless we get cabin fever, we have plenty of work to do and no place we need to go. The Internet connection is on backup power, so I can use this ice storm to get some work done for clients who need new website designs.

One of the tremendous advantages of working at home is that we can work on "snow days" and declare a "holiday" on a weekday when the sun is shining.

Have a good weekend, everyone. Stay dry and inside if you can!

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0 Responses to Ice Storm 2 – the sequel

  1. Craig says:


    I’ve been a long-time reader of your blog and noticed in this entry that while you were sitting through the ice storm you were working on some web site designs for clients.

    I’ve been building web sites for private industry and government since 1995 and I’ve put together two pages which may be useful in your efforts. ‘Build Your Web Site’ is at and ‘Check Your Web Site’ is at

    Both pages organize and list a lot of useful tools and resources for producing high-quality web sites that are accessible to all individuals.


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