i suppose i should get used to it- i doubt we'll have cmases and winters like i remember- anymore. it is a bit disheartening to live in the northeast and have rain instead of snow in the winter. everything is gray and brown and muddy. we didn't have to put up with that until spring in the 'old' days. sigh. onward and upward. i don't know which is worse- drought or floods. floods probably. anyhoo- it is a gray, wet gloomy day here so i will have to manufacture some artificial sunshine- because i will be goddamned if i try and make snow :) it would melt into the mud anyway.