@Hope "Staying at home, waiting for the phone to ring was not remotely a vacation, but more like a deathbed watch."
I totally agree, it was one of the most discouraging parts of my life, and the snow hit. By the way, for me the period after that was a period of very intense work. I forgot what a weekend looked like for the following two years as we tried to catch up to the damage done from the shutdown. WMB