You should also note, that while the temps today were even higher than previously this week--I think we got up to 84 degrees today--I dressed for January. It was not 84 at 7am, I assure you.
On a sad note, those old boots had to hit the trash after work today. Seems that "pleather" only holds onto its color for so long before it just cracks off in big chunks. I'd say you get a good 11 years out of them before that though! The good news is that now I get to hunt for their replacement, and I ASSURE you they will not be pleather. Nor will they be square of toe. Just sayin'.