My whole family recently moved from the deep south to the far north.
My partner was offered a job chance that included a significant spend money raise, and we decided that relocating was worth it.
At the time, I didn’t fully understand the impact of sub zero temperatures; None of us had ever seen snow before. The two of us handled the move in early October and the weather in our new location was really gorgeous. The days were just chilly enough to require a jacket and the days were warm enough to open up the windows. Within a few weeks, but, the temperature had dropped considerably. It only got up to the mid thirties during the day, and we were running the furnace non stop. The snow was pretty and exciting for a couple of days. After that, I was sleepy of having wet feet and needing to shovel and scrape. None of us had any of the familiar clothing. The two of us didn’t own snow boots, ice scrapers or snow shovels. I kept turning up the temperature control, and never felt warm enough. I was always shivering. I couldn’t imagine the weather getting any worse, however it did. The temperature plummeted to twenty-two degrees below cold. It snowed everyday, all day long, month after week. The Wintertide weather hung around until March. The two of us had snow on Easter. I couldn’t guess how much we spent on our heating bills. I called an Heating and Air Conditioning professional to repair the furnace because I was sure there was a problem. There was nothing wrong with the heating system. The supplier advocated I install a humidifier and lower the temperature control.