We arrived in Germany on Tuesday and spent Wednesday seeing the German National Museum and walking around snow covered Nurenberg. By now about a foot of snow has fallen. Our friends from this side of the atlantic have been delayed by the snow. We are waiting in the contest room for them to arrive. They have our server. We hope they do arrive tonight, but aren't too worried... yet.
I owe thanks to a committee of locals who helped me get to my hotel last night after I got off at the wrong train stop.