i’m in day 2 of the work conference in virginia. it’s good as usual, but best part: in-house starbucks. my trip to florida’s “redneck riviera” just before this was a wash…almost literally. it rained one day and was cold, cloudy, and windy another. we actually saw a water spout form just off the coast. i had only one half day of partly sunny skies. it looked great when i arrived, but that was short lived. it seems the weather is following me from england because the dc area is breaking records for the cold. it’s usually hot and unbearably humid this time of year. the florida trip was still worth it because of the family factor, the great condo, and the delicious seafood. i know i gained at least five pounds there.