I had already decided to skip the jewelry show -- Suzanne and Dave had other committments, and I am not in the mood to handle the crowds shopping. I'm doing all my shopping online. I've done it the last few years, and it is far less stressful.
Update: Well, I heard from everyone in the game except the GM -- I'm not the only one who can't travel. The one who lives 5 minutes away from the store says it's icing up there, so travel is bad. I asked the player who has the GM's cell number to call him, and make sure he doesn't go out in this. He's from Syracuse, so he's likely to scoff at a mere 4 inches of snow... But I'm sure he doesn't want to drive in it more than he has to.