Gad, the weather in the rest of the country! All we've gotten down here is wind (and without any rain at all, that probably accounts for a lot of the sinus problems). Even with the promised storming last weekend we just got a spatter of rain, not even enough to wash the dust off the cars (just get them generally dirtier).
And I heard on NPR yesterday that the drought is going to adversely affect the California rice crop this year -- there goes the price of sticky rice...as if sushi wasn't expensive enough already.
Enjoy some dog & cat fun: