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Old 12-09-2018, 08:28 AM
 
Location: God's Country
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Presumably they're adults, not students who are excused from classes because of snow. Folks here seem really crestfallen when they're not hammered yet probably many of them have jobs and need to navigate to work. Even retirees need to get out to MD appts., not to mention stores whose shelves are likely be depleted due to snow panic syndrome. Possible power outages can't be what's positive about snow. Is it the beauty of freshly-fallen snow. I get it, but that beauty is fleeting, like within a few days when the grime mixes in.


Is this query more appropriate to the psychology forum?

At the present stage of life, my biggest problem with snow is its removal. Farmer Johnny across the road is only too happy to show up reliably to collect his $$$ and that's great for me too .... but he uses a humongous front end loader with scraper attached to the rear, and tears up a lot of sod and knocks down the snow stakes I put in. He has also dug up chunks of asphalt occasionally


Every spring I need to repair the sod damage with dirt from one of my wife's old flower gardens that I keep weeded in the warm months solely for repairing his damage.


Can't say anything to him because he knows that getting reliable residential service simply doesn't happen out here, and I'm too damn old to get the correct sized pickup with an adequate transmission and axle and to hook-up/take down the blade, add the ballast, etc.
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Old 12-09-2018, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Montco PA
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As an adult in my mid 30s despite the issues it brings, I'll take snow over freezing rain and severe thunderstorms 24/7.
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Old 12-09-2018, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Central New Jersey
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I love the snow. Everything about it. I fire up the snowblower and clean it off if it's a decent accumulation and use the shovel if it's something light. Driving in it is fun, just gotta be aware of the other drivers as many feel they can drive in snow the same as a dry road. Love the way a fresh snowfall changes the landscape. The only thing that's been getting to me is the cold. Last 2-3 years or so, I've felt the cold in my bones more than I remember feeling when I was younger.
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Old 12-09-2018, 02:29 PM
 
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Over half a century of enduring this snow/blizzards..it lost its luster in my heart bout 15 yrs ago...
I now understand how exhausting it is to shovel out the car...what used to be a half hour...now gets done in phases...heart and thermia..
Can't stand winter sports ..be it ice skating or sking. ..so it serves no positive fun. Although watching my grandkids sled is hilarious!

Not at any time during my sunny island stays did I ever miss snow...nope! Not a once. Even enjoyed a tropic storm..but snow...nope. .wasn't on my list of things I care for.
And yes it takes a "special " kinda "special" to thrive in ice/cold/snow...
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Old 12-09-2018, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Dayton, OH
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I love the snow - the colder, the better!

No bugs.
No mud.
No sweating.
No mowing, raking, weeding, or mulching.

What's not to love? Maybe the heating bill. :-)
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Old 12-09-2018, 04:29 PM
 
Location: interior Alaska
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Presumably they're adults, not students who are excused from classes because of snow. Folks here seem really crestfallen when they're not hammered yet probably many of them have jobs and need to navigate to work. Even retirees need to get out to MD appts., not to mention stores whose shelves are likely be depleted due to snow panic syndrome. Possible power outages can't be what's positive about snow.
With a little preparedness it's entirely possible to go about one's normal life despite snowfall, you know, unless we're talking massive blizzards, or living in an area where snow is very unusual and there's no infrastructure to handle it.
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Old 12-09-2018, 05:17 PM
 
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Snow is beautiful and I love to see it where it belongs, which is off in the distance on the mountains. If I really want to experience being IN snow, I can be there in 90 minutes. Stay as long as I like, and then come home.

When I was growing up here in California, I used to think it would be so fun to live where it snowed. And it probably would have been, when I was a kid. The older I get the more grateful I am to live where it doesn't snow but I can access it when I want to.
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Old 12-09-2018, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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Snow is beautiful and I love to see it where it belongs, which is off in the distance on the mountains. If I really want to experience being IN snow, I can be there in 90 minutes. Stay as long as I like, and then come home.

When I was growing up here in California, I used to think it would be so fun to live where it snowed. And it probably would have been, when I was a kid. The older I get the more grateful I am to live where it doesn't snow but I can access it when I want to.
Similar to where I am - have snow within about 10 minutes several times a winter, can be skiing in 70 minutes, and can see snow about 10 months of the year, but only experience down here about once every 34 years ( and even then less than an inch)

The ideal winter climate as far as I'm concerned -can have a freshly squeezed orange juice from the trees in the garden, and go for a ski at lunchtime. Could even have a surf after skiing.
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Old 12-10-2018, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I love the snow - the colder, the better!

No bugs.
No mud.
No sweating.
No mowing, raking, weeding, or mulching.

What's not to love? Maybe the heating bill. :-)
Dry skin
Lack of sunlight
Crazy drivers and driving conditions
Lack of greenery
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Old 12-10-2018, 05:39 PM
 
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I saw it 2 times. Once in Tampa on Jan 19th 1977 and in Dallas in Jan of 82. I can't care less if ever see it again.
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