Well, we did it. We got in the car and drove from Minneapolis to Long Island. Made good time, too- 22hours-- despite rain and sleet and snow and jack knifed tractor trailers, not to mention Chicago. And a state trooper or two, but them's the breaks.
We arrived on LI to find the wind chills every bit as sub-zero here as they were back in Minnesota. Our relatives, of course, are blaming us. Where is global warming when you could really use it? I had a peek at my niece's 11th grade "Environmental Science" textbook. According to them global warming is a real and present danger. Hello, textbook publishers- I'm not even going to ask you to read the research that proves your theor is hooey. I'm just saying, it might be a good idea to look out the window once in a while.
But enough about current events. Only two more days 'til Christmas. It's good to be back home.