The next round of winter is headed this way. There is a strong lean in the diagnosis towards freezing rain. I haven't done any significant freezing rain yet. We'll see how it goes.
I may not see a temperature above 40 until Monday. With that kind of cold, a lean towards freezing rain and a wintry mix tossed in, I stocked up and plan to stay put. The best news in all this cold is that my pipes have not frozen. The additional heat tape I put in my insulated plumbing box seems to be working.
I'll be building more book shelves while winter passes through. I stocked up on more lumber. The question will become will I be able to get them stained. Stain has optimum operating temperatures like paint and I'd prefer not to stain them inside. I certainly can't sand them inside.
I wonder if this poor cordyline is going to survive. It has now been exposed to 10 and is only rated hardy to the upper teens. I don't care about it enough to bring it in. Sadly it still looks fine.
The world might look different coated in a thick layer of ice.
I just hope it doesn't make doing my winter project impossible.