I am back on line after almost a week without internet. It will probably go out again after the next wave of bad weather. Homesteading training has keep us safe and warm here at our place so far. I still fear that a big tree out back may take out our bedroom. So far , so good. Trees are ice covered everywhere! Many have fallen and most are broken. We have several large branches down all over our place. Our garage is covered with large branches that fell from very tall trees. We are amazed that none of them broke through the roof. We could not get out of our drive for a couple of days but we finally got the mess cut and dragged out of the drive so I could get to work this week. We filled large tubs with water so we could water the animals. The power came on after a couple of days and we filled the tubs back up as soon as it did. The power has gone off for a while every day but so far we are doing great compared to so many others that are still without power after a week. I feel blessed to have the training to be prepared for this kind of thing. THANKS GUYS!!!!!!!!!! It is creepy to hear trees snapping and falling all around you at night. The river flooded too as we got a bunch of rain out of this. Too bad it was freezing rain. We are now expecting a snow storm with lots of very wet snow to take down any trees stupid enough to think they lucked out. Oh well, this too shall pass. Tree trimming crews and electric workers are here from all over the USA. They are doing an awesome job.