What's a blog for if not to garner sympathy?
I'm going to complain. I promise it will be short.
It's freezing, abominably windy, snow on the ground, night will fall in what seems like just a few minutes. And I have a cold.
But at least the power isn't out. Yet. That happens here whenever the wind blows. Something about the number, size, and location of the trees.
Besides being a naked plea for sympathy, this thread is an occasion for you all to either complain about your similar situation (in which case, my condolences), or crow about your wonderful weather.