So it sounds like everyone is experiencing winter in the lower 48. It seems as though folks have grown accustom to some warmer weather. I know up here in Alaska, the past three winters have been very warm.
We just finished a cold snap that lasted just over two weeks. Since Christmas, we haven't seen temperatures over -20 F. Today it's 46 degrees. Yesterday we had freezing rain - which is not snow. It's rain that falls and then freezes, covering everything in ice.
So that has made driving conditions so bad that they have canceled school yesterday and today. I'm feeling a little cabin fever right now - as it's too wet and miserable for the boys to want to go out to play, and they are driving each other crazy.
Oh - and as an update. My phone issue hasn't been resolved yet. I'm feeling a little ticked.