January 2nd we had a beautiful sunrise, although the inversion was still with us, albeit weakening.
But, by Friday night a storm had blown by and cleared the air, which, as you know, was a welcome respite. The skies were clear, clean, and filled with the big, bright, big sun. It was cold, but because of the sun and clean air we didn't mind. (I realize it was no where near the bitter temperatures in the East where so many of you live).
The weekend was a quiet one, as Smith either had a cold (quite a bad one) or he was working (poor boy), but one night we played Backgammon, as old hippies apparently do (from time to time). We relearned the game (thank you interwebs) and laughed lots, and he won a game and I won one. You didn't know things were so exciting around here, did you?