word of advice to all you easteners that just got all that snow.
check your roof on the house. if you get a sunny cold snap you may find yourself with ice dams!
rake the first 8 or 10 feet of snow off your roof. this will prevent melting snow from seeping back under the shingles causing leaks.
those of you with flat roofs good luck!
we had a snow like that 2 years ago. spent the better part of a saturday raking my eves off. glad i did, both houses on each side of me had extensive water damage! one had a new roof installed prior to the winter!
those of you who are old hands at this already have heaters installed!