Part One of the Deathly Hallows story later we headed out from the mall. (The stores close early in this mall so it's just a ghost town connected to a movie theater after about 8p. Eerie.) Jim drove his car and I rode with Yulin, driving, and Melinda. The snow was thicker on the roads than before, despite the apparent plowing, but it was still very powdery snow so easy to find pavement when necessary. Worse was the near-whiteout conditions from the gusting winds and falling snow. The route home isn't long, we took it slowly, and soon were at the last 0.25 miles. Which, of course, were the only 0.25 miles not plowed.
The Matrix had the expected difficulty making its way through 10" of powder on the roadway. I hopped out to push, soon also did Melinda, and between us pushing and perseverance with the accelerator petal the car made it to the driveway. It was all well and good, although Melinda and I were caked with snow, in small part from the wind gusts but in large part from what the front tires kicked up. 8(. I took a hot shower and Melinda's mom made us chicken soup, both of which helped.
Tomorrow's plan is likely similar to today's: shopping at the mall, maybe some other entertainment. Melinda would like to visit an optometrist tomorrow to get a new prescription for contact lenses but we'll know only in the morning whether their offices will be open. When the snow stops falling it'll be pretty short time before the major roads in town will be easily passable.