Now that we are here, we are enjoying the "new" house that we rented. It is in the same neighborhood as the house we used to rent (which went into foreclosure last March and is for sale by the bank now) but it is bigger and more updated. The kitchen here is equipped as well (or better than--newer appliances) as my own. If it had a gas stove and and a Kitchenaid mixer I might be forced to live here forever.
The weather, though, has been cold and windy. I understand it's been quite miserable in lots of places. I'll bet our Vermont house is buried. Does this mean we have solved the global warming crisis already? No--I'll try not to confuse the weather with the climate. But I'm glad I brought fleecy lounge clothes and bathrobe. Mike is a hardier breed.