whenever a winter storm comes through..... it seems like everything stops. I live on a pretty busy street, but I hardly see any cars go past.... its so quiet and so dead..... no wind..... the trees are drooping and sad.. its just so eerie when there is an ice/snow storm. when the ice gets bad enough, you dont hear anything but falling tree limbs..... its like a chandelier falling to the ground. you hear a few crackles and then a smash of ice and wood smacking the ground. I guess it could have been much worse here. Ive been through quite many ice storms. the most recent one I could remember was in jan 2002. I did have my power out for about a day..... I almost got knocked out by a tree branch. I was clearing all the ice off my car windows, and I was on the drivers side clearing that area off..... when I went to move over to the passenger side to hear a loud crack, so I ducked and covered my head, then I heard things come tumbling down...... I was lucky. the heavy branch just missed me. landed right where I was standing not but 30 seconds before..... and it just missed my car as well. I tell you what.... after that happened, I hurried up and cleaned the other side and got out of there.. lol. I probably wrote about that in 2002....... hmm makes me think...... I should dig it up.