I've stopped briefly in London to take two days with no responsibility whatsoever. Along the way I got a brief glimpse of Kyiv, but tantalizingly the cloud cover started right over the city. (For the half-hour we flew over Eastern Ukraine the weather was perfectly clear.)
No, really, that's Kyiv:
I'm not entirely sure I'll get back to Chicago tomorrow, though. They're expecting a snowstorm:
The snow may cover the area over a 24-hour period beginning late Monday, according to the National Weather Service Web site.
Much of the area is expected to get a total of 8 to 10 inches of snow, with higher amounts possible near Lake Michigan in Illinois and across Northwest Indiana where lake enhanced and significant lake effect snow might occur.
Now out to breakfast in London.