It's still cold.
Somehow, reading about cold made it suddenly seem scientific and interesting rather than something to be endured. And New York cold is different than Alaska cold. Basically, I am a weenie. Cold: Adventures in the World's Frozen Places by Bill Streever is a fabulous book, definitely one to curl up with on a February afternoon.
I kept wishing I could read it in here. This is truly the thing I miss most about our house in Redlands.