A friend wrote in his blog about the rain they're getting where he lives in Southern Calif. over the last couple days. Another friend asked about the weather and when I said it had come up to almost 30 degrees that day he laughed and said it was cool in San Diego, only in the mid sixties. Both of them should live here one winter. It's been snowing for the last seven or eight days, not steady and not a lot, at least here, but snowing anyway. Last week the high temperature was between 10 and 20 degrees in the daytime and a below 0 low at night. Roads snowy and icey, slick and dangerous. Last few days a tropical 30ish high and lows in the teens at night. At least now mid January, it's staying light to almost 6pm and no longer dark by 4:30. I know, same in Calif. but here the cold, snow, intense dark of no streetlights, just winter in general, make it so much worse.