My brother went outside suddenly this afternoon and I wondered where he was, until I heard the chopping and stomping on the roof, and the glass-like tinkling sound of breaking ice. I didn't realize it was that bad.
We do have icicles hanging from the eaves here and there.
But then he came in with a four foot long dagger.
from Wikipedia -
"Any material which is soluble, can be deposited as a colloid, or is in suspension, or is capable of being melted, may form a stalactite."