We are having a winter storm. I am stuck in the house. Things are bad outside. Roads are closed, with flocks of trucks parked on them. They can't go anywhere. Malls are closed; universities are closed. They are telling people to stay off the roads. There is a layer of snow, then a layer of ice, then another layer of snow on top of that. Tree branches are breaking, taking power lines with them. It's getting colder and the wind is picking up.