Since the last entry of December 12, 2012, nothing special has been happening. It The winter weather has been mild to very mild all throughout. Daytime temperatures above freezing, even over 10 C (50 F); nighttime temperatures barely below freezing. The oleanders have been doing well in all three locations; sunshine was predicted and they get ventilated frequently. Now we’re supposed to get a period of true winter weather. It’s supposed to snow a lot. Daytime temperatures only around 0 C (32 F) and nighttime temperatures below freezing – sometimes down as low as -10 (14 F). Not much can actually be done now; all three locations seem to be sufficiently protected against the forecasted conditions. Admittedly, this is still not the truly cold dead of winter . . .