Well, the big one is here, storm that is. 12-20" of the fluffy slippery stuff. We are battening down the hatches, getting supplies and we picked up this new generator:

It's a little guy, just 3,500 watts, but it will keep the necessities going in case we lose power for a stretch. This pre-storm anxiety has moved a whole house generator higher up the list, nothing is more expensive than peace of mind. Wish us luck.