though we spend a lot of the year with snow & winter, it rarely gets as cold as it has been. it is an unusual place (for someone who grew up with relentless winter skies) in that we get a lot of snow, and we get a lot of sun, but rarely have to suffer the grey fog of winter. which is how I comfort myself when I think of the months ahead. but in these recent single-digits, everything overnight goes into a dead-stop.
it looks like next week we will get back into the 30s, with some sunny days. they will seem a relief.