While I have experienced snow, I have never had to actually live with it as part of my daily life.
The thing about my job that is so hard is the fact that I have to move so often. I rarely get to stay anywhere fro more than a few years before I am assigned to a new region. This is normal for the work I do and I guess I sort of signed up for this life style. Each move has come with a promotion or additional responsibilities. This last move has come with a big pay raise. But, I am struggling with and HVAC situation. The thing I’m dealing with is the fact that I have to have so much HVAC heating in my life now. It’s the worst winter weather that I have ever had to deal with thus far. Most of my job locations have been in areas where the winter is mild. Plus, I grew up in a region where winter meant having to put on a sweater and long pants every now and again. Now, I am in a place where I don’t even want to leave the HVAC heated protection of my house. The HVAC furnace seems to run forever and I still haven’t found my new normal when it comes to winter. However, I am trying. The snow and ice are new for me. While I have experienced snow, I have never had to actually live with it as part of my daily life. So, I am trying to get out of the HVAC controlled environment of my home in order to get a better feel for winter. I have found a new thrill in skiing and am not even hating the snow removal rituals. However, I will not be going far from being able to get inside the HVAC whenever I can.