Yes, the days are pretty dark most of the time in January, but sometimes we even have sun! It's funny, because I was so happy with this house when we moved in (in the summer) because it has a lot of large windows. But with the darkness outside, it doesn't make the house any lighter. So 3 pm it's time for lights to come on. Ugh...Another reason to move...into the light hehe.
Yes, I'd say you'd have some great answers to the ecotrain questions!

You have a Happy & Healthy New Year, and we'll probably see each other in about 10 months!