b.cognosco worries that it might be a tad cold in January. Lilia asked me about this, as she had been warned. So, let's do a little comparison shopping:
average Chicago temperatures in January: 22 F (-5 C), avg snowfall 10.7 in (27 cm)
average Moscow temperatures in January: 14 F (-10 C), avg snowfall 14 in (35.6 cm)
but then she is leaving Amsterdam: 38 F (+3 C)
and coming from Hawaii (Honolulu) : 73 F (23 C)
Chicago sounds a bit better than Moscow, but then Honolulu sounds even better. Maybe we can find someone to transport us all to Hawaii instead of Lilia coming to Chicago.