I lived for 5 endless winters in Ely Minnesota--temps dropped to 30 or 40 below zero regularly, snow stayed on the ground from November til April. I often expected to see woolly mammoths trundle across the road. I honestly do not understand why anyone would voluntarily live like that, but I guess to each his own.
I am in Missouri now, and while I remember that I won't die if I go outdoors when the temperature is below freezing, I don't do it unless I absolutely have to. No long handles for me!!
Fortunately, I am not 'vital personnel', so when the snow comes, or ice, I can stay home.
Sunshine and humidity, please come back!!
I just haven't been the same
since that house fell on my sister.