I am worried, and I thought it might help to get it out in the open and deal with it. We are having an ice storm-it is sleeting right now, but we are supposed to be getting up to an inch or more of ice and then 35 MPH winds. I am home alone with 4 small children. My DH is a truck driver who does local runs, but he works nights. He really did not feel safe leaving tonight, but he needed to. We have one vehicle, which he used to get to work. Our house is heated with heating oil, but the furnace needs electric to run. We do have one kerosene heater, but the storm took us by surprise and we don't have much kerosene. I have no cell phone either, so if the electric goes out I will have 4 children (ages 6,4,2, and 7 months), no phone, no heat, no car and no way to get anywhere. We live in a rural area, so I would need to walk a little ways to get to the nearest neighbor. I will have the computer as long as the battery lasts. My plan is this: if the electric goes out I plan to send an email to my sister in PA who can then call my DH and inform him. Then what? I have no idea. Meanwhile, I have bread rising, almost ready to bake. Three gallons of milk are in the fridge, with a bunch of cereal in the cupboard. I am making a beef stir-fry right now, and when it's done I will do fried chicken. If the electric goes out we could be out for days-but at least we will have food to eat.