TEN THINGS I DON’T LIKE ABOUT WINTER IN NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND

The sidewalks are buried in plowed snow, so you have to walk in the street. Gotta keep taking the ash out from the wood-fired stove. And it’s dark two-thirds of each day. But that’s not the worst. Just consider …

  1. Slipping on ice and shoveling snow, especially at the end of the driveway where the city snowplows pack us in.
  2. Driving in freezing rain.
  3. Comparing the weather reports to each other and to what actually happens. Rarely does anything match.
  4. Watching the woodpile shrink.
  5. Utility bills.
  6. The house is always cold – and stiff winds make it only worse.
  7. Things break.
  8. Frozen pipes or drains.
  9. Cabin fever.
  10. The rock-hard ground.

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How do you feel about winter?

Sunset over the neighbors’.
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9 thoughts on “TEN THINGS I DON’T LIKE ABOUT WINTER IN NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND

    • As they say, “Half your hay by Groundhog Day,” marking the halfway point. It’s snowing heavily at the moment and I really wish I could just stay put by our fire. Will the phone ring, please, cancelling those two appointments?

  1. I share each and every one of your thoughts. I hate the feeling of endless night. I hate the chill of winter mornings. I hate the feeling of my breath freezing in my scarf. I hate curling up like a pillbug every night, and waking with a sore back from sleeping in that position.

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