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Old 07-19-2008, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Texas (Austin area)
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we lived in WI for several years. we moved there because of a job transfer my husband had. (we moved from CA) I really liked it however the winter kinda got to me and like an idiot i thought that the way they did things were kinda nerdy and the women were out of style and kinda on the rude side. so we moved back to southern california where we are originally from. well, with the way things have changed in CA we are totally regretting the move back here. and now we are gonna go back to WI and this time i will come with a better attitude (not thinking that i'm so cool) and acclimate to my surroundings. The only thing that scares me is the winter. but, my husband says we'll just stay busy and find things to do. well anyway I was just wondering if anyone else out there has done this and if you have how did it turn out for you?
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Old 07-19-2008, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Conservative in Liberal California
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we lived in WI for several years. we moved there because of a job transfer my husband had. (we moved from CA) I really liked it however the winter kinda got to me and like an idiot i thought that the way they did things were kinda nerdy and the women were out of style and kinda on the rude side. so we moved back to southern california where we are originally from. well, with the way things have changed in CA we are totally regretting the move back here. and now we are gonna go back to WI and this time i will come with a better attitude (not thinking that i'm so cool) and acclimate to my surroundings. The only thing that scares me is the winter. but, my husband says we'll just stay busy and find things to do. well anyway I was just wondering if anyone else out there has done this and if you have how did it turn out for you?
ShannonM...that's a question I have also...thanks for addressing it! How do you all survive the winters there in beautiful WI?? Especially, how do those of you who weren't born there acclimate yourselves to the winters?
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Old 07-19-2008, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Madtown
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ShannonM...that's a question I have also...thanks for addressing it! How do you all survive the winters there in beautiful WI?? Especially, how do those of you who weren't born there acclimate yourselves to the winters?

It's all in the mind. We don't 'survive' it. We just live here. This is normal. If it gets cold you turn on the heat. If you are going outside you put on a coat. We have it worked out pretty well.
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Old 07-19-2008, 11:01 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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You survive it by facing it and making the best of it. You go XC skiing, or snowmobiling, or snowshoeing through state parks, or ice fishing, or my favorite winter pastime, ice trials -- that is, timed trial runs driving your car through a course laid out with cones on a frozen lake. Same thing as autocross if you're familiar with it, but on a frozen lake instead of on pavement. Then you all gather for a beer in a nice toasty tavern afterward.
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Old 07-20-2008, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Texas (Austin area)
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thank you for the responses. i think that's true about winter (you just do it) i think if you find something to do it makes all the difference. i know here in CA it gets pretty dang hot and there are times where you just don't go outside unless you have to. but you survive i'm sure it's the same type of thing in reverse.
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Old 07-20-2008, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Default Enjoy it!

Not only are there fun things to do like X-country skiing, sledding, and building snowmen, but there is a great beauty about the winter to appreciate as well. Take a drive on a frosty morning when there is snow on the ground. The trees are beautiful when they have all their diamonds on. There is also a certain quietness during and after a snowfall. I love watching it out the window with a nice cup of tea.
Winter makes me think of the smell of a roast in the oven, snuggling on the couch and togetherness with your loved ones. There's nothing like it.
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Old 07-20-2008, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Middleton, Wisconsin
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Not only are there fun things to do like X-country skiing, sledding, and building snowmen, but there is a great beauty about the winter to appreciate as well. Take a drive on a frosty morning when there is snow on the ground. The trees are beautiful when they have all their diamonds on. There is also a certain quietness during and after a snowfall. I love watching it out the window with a nice cup of tea.
Winter makes me think of the smell of a roast in the oven, snuggling on the couch and togetherness with your loved ones. There's nothing like it.

You took the words right out of my mouth. I know that feeling of quietness after a snowfall.
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Old 07-20-2008, 07:39 PM
 
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I try to acclamate myself by pushing my boundaries. When you feel like you need to put on a sweater, just wear a long-sleeved shirt. When you feel the need to put on a heavy coat, put on a sweatshirt.

As for entertainment, if you already love the outdoors, learn a new skill like mentioned above (skiing, snowshoeing, etc). Definately go sledding, even if you don't have kids! If you prefer indoor activities normally, then I'm sure you can find something to occupy your time. The only potential problem is with SAD because of the long nighttimes, coupled with not getting outside as much. A weekly appointment at the tanning salon will go a long ways to help this.

Oh, and one of my favorite indoor winter activities? Baking chocolate chip cookies!
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Old 07-21-2008, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Wonderful Wisconsin!!!
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We love winter. I love walking in the cold frosty air. We love to ski and skate and hike. I love winter and for us it isn't long enough. There are a lot of great festivals in winter and we went to a lot of them. We even tailgated at Lambeau in January. It was so much fun.
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Old 07-21-2008, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Texas (Austin area)
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that's awesome i want to tailgate at lambeau field. keep the frame of mind good and find things to do is what i'm getting from you all. thanks
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