OK, for Jared and Eric and everyone else who thinks we're going to freeze, you're right. WINTER has arrived. We were lucky to have an extended autumn, so we're told.
Where we are, winter doesn't usually come in big, blustery blizzards. We've had gentle snow falling, like a gentle rain. But the temperatures were cold as we walked about 3/4 mile to the bus stop to go to and from Church today (20 degrees F, plus the wind).
One thing, though. The houses and buildings and stores are kept toasty warm. The whole building is heated from the city's central heat plant. Your building is either OFF or ON. So at church, when the first members arrive, they open all the windows to cool the place down enough for the meeting. In the spring, the whole building is turned off. If there happens to be an extra cold snap--well, there you are.