It’s been a mild winter, that’s for sure. We don’t know how it’s going to shake out in the end, but we bet it will be among the mildest in a long time. Of course, we still have February and March (and in Cleveland, April and some of May) to contend with and we could get six feet of snow, but so far we have to call it a win.

Showing homes is so much easier when the weather is good. But we Clevelanders are sturdy folk, and even in harsh climate, we can troop around with the best of them.

Still, this is the week when Punxsutawney Phil, Buckeye Chuck, Sir Walter Wally et al give their forecasts. Since America loves ranking stuff, The Weather Channel last year ranked their top 11 goundhogs.  Marion’s own Buckeye Chuck made the list, but he’s got to step up his game to crack the top five.

So here’s to six more weeks of winter, as long as it’s exactly like the winter we’ve had so far.