Mark & I were just talking about how much colder it used to be in Iowa. That we used to have much more snow & more frequent below zero temps. But we decided that after we saw on the weather channel last week that it was minus 47 in Mt.Washington, NH & the wind chill was MINUS 100!!! That we would just shut up when it comes to cold temps - it could be much worse. (but we sure love our electric blankie!!!) and WE MISS ST.THOMAS & ST.MAARTIN!!!!!!