This is the view outside my window right now. The snow is only now really coming down in earnest here. Yesterday I watched the buses get suspended while it was still 50 degrees out, and I knew I’d be home today before dinner last night. At the time it still hadn’t dropped to freezing; in fact, it still hadn’t even when the Oscars were over; it wasn’t until the wee hours of the morning that the ice started. Nowadays the winter storm experience starts very early. Mom and I even went to buy orange juice and milk yesterday, along with my sister, who compared the crowded aisles to a jammed highway; the woman in front of us told her to turn our cart’s blinkers on. At least we avoided having to park in the parking lot; the line went out into the street.