I’m so not a cold weather sort of person.
That’s just not my style nor my background.
I’ve seen snow maybe a dozen times in my life and that was on purpose. Living down where I grew up, winter was not about anything but getting out in the sunshine and have fun. There was no need for a snow shovel or a gas furnace. In fact, I think the heat pump came on just a few times a year and really, only in the mornings. But when I did see snow or engage in traditional winter sports, it was on ski trips. My dad was into skiing as he grew up with it before he met my mom. She’s like me and a lifelong heat pump girl. But dad was a bit of a nut about getting to the snow every couple of winters. I remembered the lodge that he rented last summer and looked it up. Sure enough, it was still out there and I decided to go skiing for the first time in forever. That place was almost exactly the same as it had been nearly 2 decades ago. Although each bedroom now had a ductless heat pump for additional heating. I remembered that even though there was that giant fireplace, it was cold going to sleep. Those ductless heat pumps really came in handy these days. Plus, they were so powerful and yet so quiet. I could hardly notice that it at all when the heating would cycle on. Ductless heat pumps are awesome but I’ll stick to my old standard heat pump thanks.