Raine, Jim's hut has come along nicely. To the parlor stove, Swany had been trying to find just such an item for the digs but was having no luck, so he's quite glad to see that one has been located and installed. As for the cow and the sign, may as well expect such things regularly when one calls attention to one's self by building one's own hut.
Carrick, good luck on Nigel's transfer, though I wouldn't hold my breath on that.
Fullofit, always nice to see the sun in the dead of winter, even if you have to climb above the clouds to do it. To your question about the weather here: it was a deep freeze last week and now we're getting more snow. 20" so far this month alone with another 6" on the way today. Still, I'll take it to the -32F temp and -60F windchill we had earlier. How's it been over your way? Do you deal with lake effect snow there or are the winter winds generally blowing from the west and north? .