Learning just how best to live in this particular climate has had a bit of a learning curve to it.
Initially, when I first moved up here, I was already completely unprepared for how strenuous the winters can be.
I moved up toward the very end of Summer that first year. And for me, I thought I was in heaven because the normal temperatures were so much cooler than at home. Where I come from, you tend to spend all of our Summer nights inside the Heating and A/C cooling of a home or office. But whenever I got up here, it felt great plus it was still just barely August. The fall was fantastic as I actually had not experienced the sort of leaf color this section enjoys. Soon though, I was feeling a terrible cold wind that I had not experienced before. And that was nothing. By Halloween, you know I already had the gas oil furnace cranked. So you can imagine what that first taste of what a real Winter was like. It was all I could do to go outside to get in my car to go to my daily work. And even at work, I had a space heating system under my desk. Now, I’m numerous years into this scheme, plus much better in winter. Plus, I’ve l acquired to save on heating costs by always preparing for winter. I have the Heating and A/C professionals come out to do the normal heating repair on the gas oil furnace in early fall. And I make sure the home remains absolutely sealed up by replacing weather stripping or adding additional insulation where needed. And I truly suppose I’ve acclimated to the cold a bit as I’m better at thermostat discipline than I was.