It was more than a month ago at this point, but I can still hear a die-heard ice fisherman friend of mine saying, "man, I really hope we have ice by January 1." Well, in New Jersey, we still don't have any ice. Neither does Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and much of New York, including the Lake Erie shoreline. If you don't live in this region and aren't aware of the problem, I can sum it up like this: Last Saturday I washed my truck in my driveway in a pair of shorts. It was 64 degrees.