This picture doesn't do the real thing justice. Something is going on in North Carolina. It's cold, it's dark, it's been raining off and on, but most of all, it's windy. My back door blew open a little while ago and the trees behind my house are threatening to make a fence-repair man very rich.Laura was sedated today for some dental work, so I've been trapped inside with a groggy and grouchy child all day. If we're not careful, the storm will be inside our house, not outside.