Winter has arrived in St Louis. 4 inches of snow last night, which really isn't a big deal (despite the crazed media hype on the local news).
Of greater concern is the windchill: -25 C right now. That's serious. About 5 minute in it tonight has me re-evaluating any life plans towards a warmer climate.
Almost without exception, seniors in the Maritimes hate winter with a passion. You could be sitting on a patio in July, sipping lemonade, and just mention winter in passing: most seniors will bundle up reflexively, shiver, and state how much they hate winter.
I wouldn't go that far, but it can be a hardship. Interestingly, I think it actually magnifies humanity: winter brings people together, be it shovelling, pushing (cars), or even just griping. It's like Natural Disaster Lite: all the adversity (which rallies the human spirit), yet without that tragic aftertaste.