Clouds erased the stars early last night, and icy breezes numbed my ears whenever I went outdoors. I didn't go out much. One of the few times I did, I heard high pitched bird calls as a large migrating flock flew south. The birds probably won't be much warmer here than they would have been in the north. If it rains today, it might warm up just a bit, though. I hope so. I'd like to open the windows. Breathing the heated air from the furnace is making me dopey.