so, for portland, temps in teh 30's is cold. well, the heater in my house broke a couple days ago. repair man is here now. this morning, when my wife woke up it was 19*F outside! she looked at the thermostat thermometer and it wasn't even registering! that thermostat goes as low as 50*F, so it was well into the 40's inside our house. that's way too cold for me to be walking around nekkid. got a fire going, but it doesn't seem to eminate heat away from the fire place... you gotta be within 5' of that sucker to feel the heat. oh well, we'll have heat here pretty quick. i wanna go back to phoenix.