She's lived there for quite a few years now. Her 'land of lakes' is ice free all year long. Mine? Not so much! There are lots of lakes and ponds in this state, but most are still 'asleep' in ice. Although that little red line on my outside thermometer (they say) is going to be reaching 60 for the first time, in many months today. I heard on the news this morning, that if you have ice fishing shacks on lakes in Maine, ya better move 'em. On my calendar, spring is less than 3 weeks away, but looking out my back windows you wouldn't believe it. Of course, where I live, March is a winter month; heck, April sometimes is!