Just checked the weather in Gardiner, Montana--my soon to be new home--and it's -1F. I guess it could be worse--I think my new measure of cold will start with -20F being intolerable. This adjustment is simply about shifting one's perspective--it's that easy! (NOT!) I returned today from a five-day Bay Area trip to visit friends before my departure to Big Sky country and I am daunted by the packing that needs to take place before Friday. I leave for Yellowstone on Saturday and I'll try to post reports from the road.

Here's a photo of my new home in Yellowstone, a quaint park service 1920's house.

And here's the view from my new home: