Living in the east makes you used to two things: Washing your car weekly and shoveling snow from your walkways to keep your house accessible. Having grown up elsewhere, I learned about the former of the two via painful, expensive lessons, as I watched the paint job on my pickup truck completely rust out. Still, you eventually learn, and in ways you really grow to appreciate the freezing weather. I’ve felt I always belonged here, as I sweat in any temperature over 75 degrees. For that reason, I love going out to my shed to hang out. My neighbors can always tell when I’m in there, and my closest neighbor always sees me come in and out of the shed in just a t-shirt and gym shorts. I get a good chuckle too, as he can tell when I turn on the ductless mini split system for my shed! I can only imagine what he thinks of me, his insane neighbor that needs air conditioning during the Winter! Some people just can’t understand it, but I try to explain how overheated I get. Imagine that you’re always shivering cold, even in 85 degree weather. You might think it’s normal to have the heating system running low while you wear a jacket, but others will look at you like you’re crazy! That’s how I feel, but I’m always hot and need cooling. The friends I’ve made up here think I’m nuts too, as we’ll go out at night to some local bars, and all I have on to keep warm is a hat on my head. I can’t stand walking around in a jacket and long pants, so as long as my head and ears stay warm, I have nothing to worry about! I love living here! Everyone says you get sick of the weather eventually, but I’m nowhere near that yet!