After 18 hours on the road yesterday, I finally reached my hotel at around 10pm CET last night. Frankfurt Airport suffered massive delays and cancellations due to the weather (snow, mainly) but despite this they managed to soldier on and clear the runways.
and it was chaos! Staff at the ticket counter were overwhelmed by the hundreds of people queuing for their refunds
We will have solar energy as soon as the utility companies solve one technical problem -- how to run a sunbeam through a meter.