I send this dispatch from under a big load of blankets. It's freezing in my house. We're not used to these kinds of temperatures around here....today's high was a frosty 30F, and right now (past midnight) it's 16F, with wind chills in the single digits. The central heating has been going all day, and the only truly warm spot in the house is the den (because we have a fireplace in there). It's been a bitterly cold month.
Stay warm, friends.