. . . in the Land of Very Slow Dial-Up. Not that I need a connection of any kind, but it's nice to have one, even a slow one. It's 43 degrees, and it's raining. Winter has come to Central Texas. I'm planning to spend the day visiting with some old friends, so I won't have to go outside much. This weather will put the quietus on the shopping today, I'm sure. Maybe I should go to Wal-Mart since it won't be so crowded.