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Out of the Blue

Well, December is here, so winter is just a few weeks away. But if this isn't winter, I don't want to know what is, as it's cold enough that the surface of the nearby pond froze over during the night, and there's a winter storm warning in the local forecast telling us to expect 7 to 13 inches of snow and sleet accumulations. If you are in the path of this, stay warm and safe, and if you are not, well, color me jealous.

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