We have two seasons here in the high desert: summer and winter. One is hot and dry, the other is cold and mostly dry. Right now it's damp out there so I'm assuming it's not going to be hot again until sometime around late June or July. Hoorah, Oregon.
Lucky me I found a gorgeous black wool trench/pea coat on sale back when it was still hot, but I still haven't found those ever so elusive perfect black boots I've been lusting after (preferably waterproof). I know they are out there, but not for less than $100 and right now that's out of reach. I just paid a booth fee for a craft show in December and now I've only got $60 to my name. I aspire to being independently wealthy, not just independently employed.
It's been said that it takes 15 years to become an overnight success. Well, it's a few years late, but I think I could be ready for success by January.