You know that the warmer weather has finally arrived with the swing makes it's yearly appearance out of the old red barn. We almost, ALMOST made it to 80 yesterday - it sure missed a good shot at it at 79 - and while today is not near enough to call it (73 seems to be where we're topping out at), I think the long spell of cold weather may finally be done with the Pacific Northwest. What I now fear is that after months of being well below average, temperature-wise, we will do what we did in 2006 - start breaking records for heat this summer to make up the difference. Wasn't fun then (105 the day the original owner of the ranch moved), won't be fun now. Luckily, it rarely lasts more than a few days, then we're back into the high 70's and low 80's. But still. At least it's rarely ever muggy when it's that hot.