P.P.S. what's a Beltway anyone? How is it different from a motorway/ 'highway'?[/quote]
The Beltway is the highway that forms a "belt" around the DC metro area. You're either "inside" or "outside" the beltway. "inside" is usually more expensive. Our commutes here are horrible and if you're inside the beltway you usually have an easier commute into the District (DC)
PS - Glad your hubby is ok.