Hopefully this blog will help other people be more self sufficient.
Glad to hear you are OK. You got off lightly compared with people in the North-East.
Yes, though I think the news tends to post just the worst things. It has been an odd year for weather everywhere here. It has actually snowed twice in GA this winter (so far) and I have lived here 19 years and never seen that happen.
We've had more snow to date than all of last winter put together! I could handle never seeing it again. The bitter cold sure hung around for awhile!