We went from record highs near 80 early in January down to near 20 the last few days and now it is supposed to be back in the mid 70's the next 2 days. This is a picture of frost on the windshield of my Jeep a couple of days ago when it was so cold. I have seldom seen frost form beautiful patterns like this out in this area. I think it takes really cold weather to get more than our usual plain coating of smooth ice on windshields.
Life for me is starting to smooth out. I am getting through the initial steep learning curve in my new job position and I look forward to having a life around the homestead again. Spring is right around the corner so there will be a lot to do around here.