To my dear Southern friends, family and readers:
A once-in-a-generation snow and ice storm is coming in on you. You have plenty of bread and milk (right?) but now face Internet-free boredom.
My suggestion? Put the Pocket app on every mobile device you have. Then add the plug-in for your browser and store as many interesting webpages -- might I suggest this blog? -- you can. You'll have them even when the Internet goes down. More entertainment value than the weather-band radio. (Which you should have, too.)
I also use Pocket as a scrapbook to come back to stories I want learn more about, or write on. I also use it for in-flight (and on-train) entertainment.
Also, are your power lines prone to come down? Stay off your laptop. Save the battery to charge your phone instead. Stay safe.