Whilst North Dakotans and other Big Snow states are no doubt chuckling at Metro DC's snowstorm follies, best wishes to all SAF-mates in Jonas' path for: - No loss of power - No failures of well or sump pumps - No frozen trees or limbs meeting your roof with untoward force, with those middle-of-the-night cracks that make you bolt upright - Uniformly courteous and skillful drivers on dicey roads who understand the physics of a reduced coefficient of friction when applying brakes as observed in your rear view mirror - Timely snow plowing, with snow piles thoughtfully deposited at a location other than the entrance to your driveway or driver's side of the car if street-parked - A functional snow blower - No black ice, freezing rain or wintry mix, just...snow - No reason to go out - Nothing forgotten for the kitchen, medicine cabinet, adult beverage supplies or animals - And everyone remembers how hard your body is working to stay warm while shoveling snow, and pace yourselves Fed Govt closes noon Friday in DC-Baltimore Metro. Metro trains and buses stop tomorrow night through ??? Schools closed tomorrow. The library books are stacked up, good meals await, and we are finally going to crack that Glenmorangie limited edition single malt as our one purchase from last summer's trip to Scotland and a delightful visit with the Sixteen Men of Tain. That will be for restorative purposes, naturally.