February 7, 2008: Well, I am sitting in front of the television this evening when the local Grand Rapids, Michigan weatherman just announced that in the past 3 weeks (21 days) we have had only 3 1/2 hours of sunshine! I must have been working when that happened, because I did not see it. It is so cloudy here that even the dark-skinned folks are turning white! The sky is grey, the trees are grey-brown, and the ground is white with snow. Gloomy and depressing. No sign of a break in the weather. Spring cannot come soon enough!