Have I ever told you how much I hate the winter.... I know that there are people in need all over the world, but the thought of facing a winter when you live in the dump is more then I can comprehend...That is why I am drawen to the plight of those in Central Asia . Winter is a time when nothing can be taken for granted.... We live in an old farm house, and winter can be a trial ... if the wind blows from one direction, the pipes might freeze if they blow from another, the house gets too hot, ... it's a balancing act... I got up early this morning and when I got back into bed , Julie says..." How is everything down stairs.... It's like any thing could happen.... Up until last week, I always had in the back of my mind... if it got too bad, we could just go back into town.... where we are on town sewer and water.....lol.... like that turned out to be a good thing !!! .. When anything goes wrong... I always say... well I have seen a lot worse in Central Asis.... Well let me tell you... a few more weeks of this winter, and we will be better off in Central Asia.... Even the gold fish has been playing dead for the last 2 months.... I can't even throw it out... every time you touch it it comes back to life and eagerly waits for food..... May be that's what I should try.... just roll over and play play dead, until someone comes along with food!