Of course this would happen the first winter after we leave. Record highs in the Midwest! You can all thank us for leaving… I have no doubt in my mind there would be 79″ of snow on the ground right now if we were still there. Not that I’m complaining about the weather here in Austin, as I’m wearing shorts to work on January 6.

73 in Rapid City in early January? That’s madness! That was warmer than Florida and most of Texas and Arizona.