I live in Vermont since I was booted out by Hurricane Katrina . I now live in Vermont because my son & grandchildren are here. I love gardening, house plant's galore. Reading, camping,good thriller's & seeing my family when I can. I miss Washington state & the Gulf Coast. Vermont is cold & it takes a lot to survive. A lot of hard work for a woman with two southern dogs. They love the snow! Nice paragraphing Lauretta. What a mess, oh well.