We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Welcome but rare - a day without snow tomorrow. But it's snowing now, and will be 6 degrees F tonite. In Yankeeland, it just doesn't quit. Cold, too. I heard a lady on the radio today explaining how the cold and snow are proof of global warming. I won't complain, but we're running out of places to pile the snow. Lovely especially when falling hard and you have a fireplace and central heat indoors. Maybe I am nuts, but I love a good winter. I hate wimpy winters even though we must all pray for global warming for the long-term benefit of humanity.
Well I've had it up here in NH, frankly. In the top 3 snowiest and top 3 coldest.
Assistant Village Idiot
It's beautiful and, to me, exotic. Our tomato plants are already six inches high.
I wish you'd tell us more sometime about how your home is built and maintained to deal with it. Steep roofs? Attention to ice dams? All we worry about here is contending with heat, humidity, storm surge, and hurricane-force winds.
EVERY environment in the US has its hazards, or problems, to look out for. The key is to learn what the hazards are for your local environment, and what you need to do in order to survive and thrive there, as our esteemed host is enjoying an overabundance of his favorite season!