What a crazy holiday we had around Stumptown. We suffered an unusually harsh dose of winter's fury at Christmastime. The worst snowstorm in thirty years delayed Santa's arrival so we didn't have any gifts to exchange at our house (I discovered we're not quite set-up for snowstorms 'round here. Rain, sure, of course, but snow?). Ice coated the streets and prevented us from getting a tree too. On the bright side I'm in great shape now 'cause the snow kept me busy shoveling pretty much constantly. Then there was a loss of power and the corresponding loss of blogging and e-mail. The next week, just as things looked like they were going to settle down, the police advised an evacuation because a thousand foot antenna lost a support cable and threatened to crush the neighborhood (it was soon fixed). Like I wrote above, a crazy holiday.