Many of us in Redmond and the Seattle area have been recovering from a severe winter storm. After four days, we're finally back in the house, but many of our friends are still camping out in hotels and huddling by fireplaces.

When the power was finally restored on our block late last night, the house thermometer read 40F.

Now, back to my email backlog. I'm thankful that I was able to keep up (somewhat) via my PocketPC phone.