1. A number of people noted that there are a lot of "normal" people living in Las Vegas, outside the strip. I couldn't agree more. I know a few of them and they are well grounded. Most of them avoid the strip -- the area where my meeting was located and where my observations were made.
2. As January draws to a close, our drought report is not good. We had less rain (no rain) in January than in any January since they started keeping records in 1877. The snow pack was measured this morning (a huge source of water for the State) and it is at 25% of normal. We still have two more typically rainy months ahead of us. Fingers crossed that we get lots of the wet stuff in February and March. In the meantime, it feels like spring here. Sunny, warm, and dry. My daffodils are confused.
3. The master bathroom remodel continues. The plumbing is in, the electrician moved outlets, the shower has been framed and hot-mopped, and today the drywall was installed.