I woke up giddy as a schoolgirl! The paper had arrived early (and wet) and I went down the block to get a bagel. It was still dark out, and there were hardly any cars around and nobody was hollering or barking or honking, and the air was soft and the snow made that sound when it hit my coat, that brush brush brush sound, and the lady at the counter gave me a free coffee. This town, I tell ya. Small miracles abound.