Batten down the hatches
Now that I think of it, I don't know how to spell "Batten". Battin? Baton? Whatever. The storm of the century is apparently hitting the Pacific Northwest this evening, with 100 MPH winds expected in the Cascades (uh, that's where I live). Snow line will drop from 3000 feet to 1000 feet, and blizzards and avalanches are on the way. We've already lost power once, and I expect we will lose power for quite a bit of time this evening. We've already grabbed food, batteries, and glow sticks for the kids. The fireplace is on, and we're ready!