It appears that there might have been a period sometime today when chain controls over I-80 were lifted briefly; however, it cannot have been for very long, as as I type this, westbound I-80 over Donner Summit is closed at Truckee due to an accident, and when it does reopen, chains will be required. I could possibly have gone the long way around via US-395 to CA-70 via the Feather River Canyon (a much lower crossing of the Sierra Nevada, but something like 100 miles out of the way over a winding mountain highway that I might enjoy driving on a sunny spring day, but not during a winter storm in an RV that doesn't handle that well in the best of conditions. I'm better off having gone early, even though it leaves me somewhat at loose ends this weekend. Still, it means I can adjust to tonight's time change while down here already rather than also having to drive the same day as dealing with the loss of an hour, and that's important given that I already lose sleep when I start working down in the Bay Area because I'm generally having to wake up two hours earlier when here than when at home.
This morning I discovered something I thought might not exist anymore: an open Hometown Buffet restaurant, this one in Newark. It's not great dining, but it's an economical breakfast. No telling how much longer it will be there, given how many of the other restaurants in the chain have closed, usually with no warning.