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Re: Trying to Grasp Concept of Winter


@ID2 wrote:

What a silly and naive question. Woman Frustrated


What a rude and nasty comment. Just your style, I would expect nothing less.

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Re: Trying to Grasp Concept of Winter

Just to follow up, you do adjust. If there's a fifty-degree high now, after summer, you think "It's winter!" and go out with a coat on. In February when you hit fifty again for the first time in a long while, you're throwing off the coat and thinking, "It's spring!" Your body adjusts as the seasons change.

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Re: Trying to Grasp Concept of Winter

@Meowingkitty   You have the sun a great part of the day, don't you? Or at least lots of light. Here in the Midwest, it's the grey, overcast skies and darkness that produces lots of depression. Years ago, my brother left and moved to Texas. He always said 'those February days' just got to him.

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Re: Trying to Grasp Concept of Winter

When you grow up in a certain climate it just "is."  You're used to it so you don't have to prepare for it.  You already have everything you need, including the mindset for it.

 

You may or may not like winter, but you endure it and roll with it.

 

(CT here.)

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Re: Trying to Grasp Concept of Winter

As a life long resident of the Great Lakes a cold winter is horrible.  I hate winter.

 

We prepare with big bulky coats.  My home is heated with wood to reduce our costs.  

 

After a snow when you look outside the world looks very pretty.  

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Re: Trying to Grasp Concept of Winter


@zitawins wrote:

@Meowingkitty   You have the sun a great part of the day, don't you? Or at least lots of light. Here in the Midwest, it's the grey, overcast skies and darkness that produces lots of depression. Years ago, my brother left and moved to Texas. He always said 'those February days' just got to him.


@zitawins 

 

That's exactly how my husband felt about winter there too.  It wasn't the cold or even snow so much as the almost constant gray skies he hated.  When we moved from the area he never went back even to visit.

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Re: Trying to Grasp Concept of Winter

I'm in central Maryland and I can never predict what are winters are going to be. We've had extremely cold winters with snow and ice, mild winters with rain, and anything in between. It can be 30 one day and 60 the next, so I keep clothes from all seasons in the closet. I have a variety of coats and jackets, I snuggle under blankets, I keep my heat at a certain temperature, you just have to roll with whatever the weather is going to be. I don't mind winter days when there's plenty of sunshine, but I have a mild case of seasonal affective disorder and too many gray days make me tired and blah. 

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Re: Trying to Grasp Concept of Winter

I had a job in the west corner of Mass (the Berkshires, very beautiful) in which in my apartment the cat dish froze overnight.  Cold!!!  And It snowed in this valley when it was snowing no where else in the state.

 

I grew up just to the west  of Coastal MA, in factory land, and it could be cold there. . . but the Berkshires?  Heaven in the summer (Tanglewood, Jacob's Pillow, etc.).  Difficult from Jan-May.

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Re: Trying to Grasp Concept of Winter

I live in upstate NY. When I'm asked how I can stand the winters, I explain that I look at the situation like I would any sport. You have to have the right equipment. Real snow tires (not the all season nonsense), all wheel drive, a good and reliable heating system (with backup wood stove and fireplace for power failures), heavy sweaters to go over layers of clothing, and a puffer coat and proper-tread fur-lined boots. Finding a good snow plow guy is also essential if you have a long, steep driveway. Once all those things are in place, dealing with it all becomes automatic. And the snow on the trees and the hills is beautiful.

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Re: Trying to Grasp Concept of Winter

I have lived in the midwest all my life, I despise winter cold, snow and ice, although I don't think I could live where there is heat all year round.  

 

In the winter when I come home from work, I change clothes...something warm and wear heavy socks...and if I am really cold I plant my rear end in front of our gas fireplace.

 

Nice sheets and a heated blanket help at night.  I have my own personal rule in the winter...unless it is necessary, I don't go out after dark, just to cold for me.