I can take it, Garf!
At nearly 49Â° North latitude, I live farther north than any point on the US East Coast. Maine might be knee-deep in snow but not here. In fact, there is concern that there will be enough snow in the mountains since quite a lot of rain instead of snow has fallen. We may be greatly relying on snow in Canada for summer irrigation this year.
Cold? It used to be that a winter with no sub-zero temperatures was unusual. It looks like we may have 3 out of the last 4 winters, with nothing sub-zero!
I will be ordering some tomato seed today. An order to Florida's Tomato Growers Supply for pepper and tomato seed should be going out soon, as well. Just wish I could show up in person to pick it up!