The s.o. has tacked up thick, semitranslucent greenhouse plastic over the back porch's screened windows. This will not only keep the north wind from screaming through our sievelike kitchen door, but it will give us a place to start plenty of seedlings as we head into spring. (Am I the only one who is positively itching to start seedlings? For now I will have to content myself with planting experimental winter peas in the hoophouse.)
The only odd thing is walking out onto the porch and encountering milky whiteness instead of a view of the back yard. But it is a small price to pay for a cozier, less-expensive-to-heat house.
Sometime in 2007 we aspire to replace that kitchen door, too. Ever upward!