The Ice Storm (not starring Sigourney Weaver – though that movie has sweet Criterion Collection box art.)
rolled into Ohio along with February. I decided to hunker down in Dayton and as it would turn out, my home in Cincinnati pretty much escaped unscathed—nary accumulation of snow and just a bit of ice up north.
But I had fun as the cable went out along with the internet, praying the electricity would keep and taking brief jaunts outside to hear the cracking of ice weighing on trees.
The following morning I learned how to wield a chainsaw with purpose to chop back the thick limbs that blocked the driveway. No one was hurt (including myself) and for this I am glad