I've been watching the news coverage of the blizzard of "historic" proportions approaching the east coast. Since Older Daughter is likely to be strongly affected, I've been emailing her various apocryphal warnings.
Washington D.C. had traffic snarled last night in a particularly nasty way due to an inch of snow over icy roads. Traffic was in gridlock for hours and there were hundreds of crashes; and yet they're expecting another 18 to 24 inches of snow over the next couple of days. Yikes.
"Both the weight of the snow and the heavy winds could lead to power outages. If you haven't started already, you should begin preparing for the storm," warned the article.
Drudge posted an article about chaos in stores.
While Older Daughter isn't quite in the heart of the predicted storm path -- that's apparently reserved for the D.C. area -- she's likely to be snowed in for awhile. I can only hope the family for whom she's nannying has heating and lighting backup options.
To all my dear readers in the path of this storm -- please stay warm and safe!
UPDATE: Here's a wild little video showing a grocery store with insanely long lines which wrap and wrap and wrap again around aisles. (On the upside, notice how polite and patient everyone appears to be.)