You bring the Scotch (a lot of it), I got the rocks. Ice sheets, Ice cubes, Icicles, Ice dams, Iced roads, power lines, trees, shrubs, Ice rinks A veritable world of ice. A veritable world of death in the making. We got nailed as so many people have. I can relate to them, some of you can't because you missed it. On the news, on the internet, in the coffee shops, if you can get to a coffee shop. Bad, bad, bad. I am going on 63 candle years and haven't seen it this bad before. Can't do anything about it and I am not complaining that way. We got it and it is going to stay about 10 days. Here's somethings we have encountered. 5 gallon buckets of water filled for ourselves and livestock should the power go off. Frozen walkways, lanes and roads. Don't have ice cleats or caulks or chains, hard to move around. Trees snapping off in the timber, making noises like 7 mm gunshots. Ice dams forming, worried about the roof leaking. Turkey can't break the ice or even roast in their favorite oak trees. Pheasants frozen in their clumps of grass or suffocated with ice on their nostrils. Songbirds freezing to tree branches, unable to roost or feed. Weed seeds and forage covered in ice, unable to get to it. Deer yarding up, having difficulty walking or running. Starting to strip tree bark and twigs after breaking the ice. Nancy's crippled up old horse standing out in the pasture afraid to move for fear of falling. Cedars, pines, spruces, birches bent over and cracking. Raptors can't find mice under the snow and ice, just circle and circle. Eagles, their carrion hidden heading for the river to fish. Nancy can't get out to go to work. With my bad back I am afraid to go down on this ice, complicates doing anything. Just another not normal day. The sad part is winter has just begun. We'll know when it is over. Just bring the Scotch. We'll have it straight up. i don't want to see any more ice.