Finally!! It was balmy driving from Pennsylvania to New York on Thursday — I think the temperature was at or near 60 degrees. It was beautiful and sunny — unseasonably warm, but very pleasant, given that is was the middle of January. Well, the party was over by Saturday: it started out raining for the whole day, but then the temperature plummeted. By the next day, there was a layer of ice and snow over everything.
Jess, Marc, and I went for pho yesterday for lunch, and walking the 2 blocks from the T station to the restaurant was *painful*. Today is a little better, but not much, but what do I care? By Saturday, I will be in Ft. Lauderdale to pick up my friend Andy at the airport and spend my first two days in Florida bopping around and having a great time with a dear, dear friend. It is one of the best welcomes that I can think of having there.