I don't know what the weather has been around the nation and world this week, but here in the great NW we have been freezing our buns off! All week we [at our house] were at or below 10 degrees F at night, with daytime highs well below freezing. Today we finally hit 33 degrees with freezing rain and the roads are a sheet of ice. This morning I saw three cars in a ditch between our house and town. I worry most about broken water pipes. Earlier I was talking with a gent whose boss had a water pipe break on the second floor of her home while she was out of town. She came home to find $80,000 in damage.