Wow! You are all bundled up -- and I always think of California as a very warm place. Here (just outside Toronto, Canada) we have been having temperatures in the '90's. I think the weather is getting to be something to be concerned about. Thank goodness for knitting -- keeps your mind off all the bad things that can happen! Good luck to you in finding work.
Welcome from Texas. Being out of work is very stressful. I have been going through some rather trying health concerns for myself and other family members. Without some good yoga and deep breathing and my knitting needles, I don't think I could survive!! There is plenty of encouragement and frienship here. You have a lovely garden to knit in - that should help you relax.... Enjoy