... and the best part of today? DOUG JONES'S WIN! It's restored some kind of hope and optimism ... the rest of it - off later than we'd planned - isn't one always? - but it was a packed day yesterday; driving through California and Arizona, and arriving at La Posada, all decked out in its Christmas lights ... On the dashboard - a camellia flower from our back yard. I fear it'll be frozen solid by dawn.