I've finally responded to the comments on the QT post below. It's been a stressful couple of weeks, and my ability to reason temporarily left me. I'm better now, or at least as good as I usually am.
Two doses of sad news today: A co-worker's mother died over the weekend, and the younger sister of my best friend from high school died Sunday. More on this later, maybe.
Miss Rebecca would be very pleased: we got about 4" of nice, wet snow yesterday, during the day. The best part was being able to sit inside on the couch with some hot chocolate, watching it snow. Maybe if Rebecca could come to play, I would be persuaded to make some snow angels with her.