So, a while ago I complained that the winter in here feels more like autumn. No snow anywhere, and it's not really cold at all. Well, all that changed with a bang (*! We are having around -15 to -25 degrees of coldness in here and there's snow everywhere. And it happened quite fast. Hell, just few days ago we were told in the news that power-companies are lowering their rates, because warm winter has caused energy-consumption to go down. Yesterday we were told that previous records of energy-consumption have been broken due to the coldness. They have actually turned on the reserve power-plants to cope with the demand. All in time-span of few days.

* = Yes, it can get cold with a bang. When temperature drops enough, the water inside trees freeze. When that happens, the trees start making this banging noise, as the frozen water in them expands. The trees do cope with it just fine though.

Yes, I'm keeping my eye out for the pillars of light. No luck yet, though.

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