After it got lighter, I went out to inspect. There's no question that an ice storm is beautiful.
But there's no question that we experienced some "natural" pruning as well. My night time prayers the the house and car would be spared were answered, though. Everything fell the other way.
School was canceled. I feel bad for all the children who were looking forward to their holiday parties. Some of the schools were going to have winter concerts today, as well. As a former elementary school music teacher, I was commiserating with them all.
It's starting to melt off now, so we won't really be housebound. That's good; I still have one more present to get!