The ice storm has, near as I could tell from the Niagara Mohawk site, left about 200,000 people in the Greater Capital District without power. Multiple counties are in a state of emergency (including our Rensselaer county), and according to NiMo power restoration is at a time "To Be Decided".
So we are here at a hotel. I can afford two rooms for tonight. If I have to stay another night it'll be one room, but I really needed at least tonight without a mob.