I find it so interesting that as I look out the window, there is a Christmas Cactus in full bloom on the inside, yet snow covering our expansive yard on the out. The temperature is quite comfortable in here, yet I refuse to go outside without my heavy coat, clogs, and my black hat. Even then, it's pretty cold. Theresa tells me how warm it is in California but there is a certain Christmas spirit in all the snow. The first day it snowed, I resisted the mood all day, but when we returned home and Louie started making snowmen (there are 4 in the front yard with 2/3 of another one) I just couldn't resist. This marks the absolute FIRST year that we have put up Christmas lights before December. YAY!!!! Cheers for Dad and me. We rock.