My Prius’ auxiliary battery was dead on arrival last night – after two weeks in an airport parking lot. Tried to read the manual by the light of a streetlamp, but gave up – too cold and too dark, and I was too tired after traveling Maine-Newark-Houston-Albuquerque. Called a limo service and had a towncar drive me home. Will have to drive back and jump-start the car tomorrow. Meanwhile the snowflakes are dancing in the air around my house this beautiful morning.