Years ago... my father made me a little wooden snowman. I take it out every winter season and display it until spring and the big thaw. It reminds us of all the winter storms we have endured and all the snowmen we could have built. This morning we were warned by our weather radio about a monster storm headed our way. So... we attempted to stock up on essentials. Only to find the store shelves empty. Predictions of a foot of snow and temperatures at -18 below zero were mentioned. Wind chills are expected to be even worse. As much as -30 below. It will be bitterly cold, for sure. And people, particularly seniors can be at high risk for hypothermia, frost bite, heart attacks and respiratory problems. Normally... my husband would be on the road for a three hour trip, headed to work, when this bad weather is expected to hit. But... he has wisely made the decision... to stay home until the danger has passed, even though it means giving up a paycheck. If you are in the path of this storm please be safe. I pray the power stays on... so we all can keep warm.