Green shoots on Jan. 12

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GREAT FALLS, Va. - Jan. 12.

A week ago, we were in the middle of a six-day siege in the freezer.  Temps as low as one degree at National Airport.  At our house, outside the District, it was three below zero.

Today, after a dreadful cold-rainy-dreary Saturday, we‘ve got sun.  And green shoots in the front yard.

We also have a new grand-niece, in St. Paul, Minn.  She arrived this morning, all 9 1/2 pounds.