So we hoped...
A week ago, we'd hoped for snow. Instead, we got ice. All night long we lay abed listening to trees falling out in the cold dark. The heat pump never faltered, and by some mercy of God or Nature, we still had power next morning. Icing for our day.
Unease subsided, and since we didn't have to get out into the thick of things and participate, we were able to note the beauty of our condition.