We left a cold dark (no power, no heat) house on 16 Dec for 2 weeks of East Coast hospitality. We had the smoothest of flight transitions in Denver, about two days in advance of the paralysis. Arriving in Boston, we found that the driving routes from the airport continue to mutate, though the velocity has improved a bit. Some reflections in the works on travel with toddlers, why red-sauce italian everynight is bad for you, and rethinking the holidays. God nyt ar, everyone.