This whole thread reminds me of a story. I was in Petaluma, Cal trying to get directions from a local to a brewpub and they commented that it must be tough living in Florida what with all the hurricanes. I replied that it's probably not much different than living with the constant threat of earthquakes, except that the hurricanes move a lot slower so you can get out of their way.
Later I happened to walk back in to hear the same guy say, "what is it about these Florida guys? Whenever you mention hurricanes they always say something about earthquakes." Umm, you're living right on top of the S.A. fault, guy.
One of my favorite joys is to be brewing outside on a sunny Sunday afternoon in December, watching people on TV play football in a blizzard. I never get enough of that.
I have no idea how much milk costs, but gas is $2.77.