Last February 25 in the afternoon, we were under siege from one of the worst storms I remember, ever. It went on until the morning of the 27th, leaving me trapped in the house for my birthday. It was one of those things that sound exciting before they start, and turn out to be a real pain. But really, we were fine, we never lost power, cable or internet.
This year is springlike in comparison. The snow is even melting a bit, although it is cold. The earth is coming back to life.