Chicago is under a hazardous weather outlook this morning because it's -18°C with wind chills around -30°C.
Schools all over the area have closed, prompting our operations manager to declare a work-from-home day. I might have done anyway, because I've caught a chest cold that has gotten worse since Sunday to the point where all I want to do is nap.
All of this will improve soon. Temperatures are expected to rise to more-seasonable (-3°C) levels by Sunday, and I expect to have defeated this invasion of pathogens well before then.
And, of course, all of this builds character, because it's Chicago.