Hey my dear friend! I'm sorry to hear about the weather issues. I know how it feels when you want to take photos but you simply can't because it's snowing and the wind is blowing lots of snow on your glass... it's very frustrating.. and what is even more frustrating is when you travel but you don't get to see what you were hoping for because of the weather.. then it's not that nice..
I see that you have already formed your opinion about me, lol :D I know that I bring a lot of castles and other historical building BUT I do like the house that you showed. I think it's one of a few buildings in the US that are from the bricks, isn't it? :D Sorry, but we have a joke around here that you're building houses from 'paper' and then you're surprised when they're damaged because of the tornado.. bad joke, I know :)
I see that you were lucky with the weather for at least one day.. but let me tell you that I didn't see such beautiful blue sky for a long time here..
Have you chosen something for your better half? I'm sure she will be delighted with your gift.
Stay safe and drive carefully :)