It's still dark, and I'm at my daughter's house to keep my 3 grandchildren while she and her husband go to the inauguration. She has "purple tickets" that will get her a seat with the staff so she will actually see the inauguration - if they can get from Union Station to the Capitol. I was up at 4:30, to walk Emily and feed the birds before I came...we walked in the dark, but when I got on I-66, the east/west freeway, it was already crowded. I had planned to open Backyard Boutique after the swearing-in and speech, but it's hard to figure how long it will take for Ruthi & Doug to get out of the city - but this is special. It was 18 degrees while I was driving..I think the wind chill is 9!
It's a very hopeful day.