Well living in Illinois has been a real adventure. Last winter it was really cold living in the motor home. It snowed more than we had ever seen and all the locals told us it was more than usual. This winter has broken records of snow fall. Chicago announced the first school snow day in years and years. We have 2 1/2 to 3 ft drifts on our deck. Jerry had to dig our cars out this morning. Now that the blizzard is over the temp is dropping like crazy. The forcast is for -9 tonight. It is now -1 outside. We have been out of school for 2 days and will not have school tomorrow either. The truth is I kind of like it. It feels like winter in a way that the rain and clouds never did. I like the cleaness of the air and the way everything is all soft and white. I like unexpected days off from work and getting to do things around the house we usually don't have time for. I am sad for the people that were stuck on Lakeshore Drive in Chicago for up to 12 hours in their cars and for anyone who has been injured or hurt due to the snow. Illinois is a all new experience for us. Cold in the winter, hot and humid in the summer. Taking all of that into consideration I LOVE IT! So glad to be with our kids and our grandkids. So happy for all the new really good friends we have made. So happy that our house is coming along and that we both have jobs and that we are healthy. God has truely blessed us in everyway. He deserves all of the honor and glory. So loving my life.