Dear Lord, these poor people in Iowa. New England is blissfully weather-boring. No tornadoes (those poor boy scouts!) no earthquakes, only the occasional hurricane or blizzard, each of which comes with ample warning, no major wildfires. So our gas costs $4.50 a gallon and a decent house costs $500K. I'm dry, not on fire, not on my way to Oz and not crushed inside a crevasse in the earth. I call that lucky.