I'm not sure if I have the snow gods on my side or what, but indeed everybody from my office who lives remotely near me (and that would still put them about half an hour closer to work than I am) has stayed home today.
Tom braved it. He left at 3:30. Called me at 5:25 to say that he was about 10 minutes away. From home. Stuck on the freeway. He got to work by 7:00, I believe. Tom is more stubborn than I am. Oh, and he has a jerkwad of a boss.
Talked the admin assistant at work and she said there's no problem with changing my calendar. So today is now just an off contract day. Whoop whoop!