i'm dreaming of a warm christmas
As Alan mentioned, high wind, snow, rain, freezing temps have resulted in thousands of people without power in the Seattle area.
No heat, no lights, no internets.
No school, and for a while no gasoline or groceries.
Can't buy a generator for love or money.
Cleaned the spoiled food out of the fridge & freezer, then spent one uncomfortable night in the freezing house before throwing in the towel and going to a hotel (rooms not easy to come by, either).
City of Seattle seems to be operating at full power, but many surrounding areas are still without. News last night said ~200,000 homes still dark (down from ~700,000) -- our town may not come online until Saturday.
Happy Holidays! :-)