Yeah, I'm lucky to live where I do ... I can only rent, though, I'll never be able to actually BUY here. Foo.
Oh, and I think the huge crowds were because people were getting out of the house while it was sunny and NOT looking like it did last night:
My poor baby! All snowy!! It was quite a drive home after the ferry ride, last night, in the snowstorms. So even though the cat and I would rather have slept in, I just HAD to get up and go to the market while it was sunny and DRY. Though it clouded up and started snow/raining again after I got home!