It's not too cold out, and though the wind is persistant, it's not too hard or chill. I've bought groceries and I don't have to go out tomorrow until the evening. I was even sensible to the point of buying groceries I can eat even if the power fails, much as I hope it won't. C. must have read the forecast and went to Mexico to avoid the storm, not because work really needed to send him there.
Update: I'd heard that this was a confluence of two storms, and reading around, I know know where these storms are coming from: presumably one is the same as is busy dropping snow on Iowa, while the other is the ice-and-snow storm which blanketed the east coast yesterday in particular. Depressingly, we're forecast for snow and ice pellets tomorrow.