Do you like Winter?

I don’t, give me 100+ humidity any day over this stuff. now that i’m through hunting it can warm up. the older I get the worse I despise the cold. I don’t like wearing heavy clothes or any clothes at that. I have this mental disorder that bugs the heck out of me to have heavy coats and clothes on. all I ever wore was jeans and t shirts. no collars for me. I would rip it off.

I’ve heard people say the colder it is the better, they may have a worse mental disorder than me. I would never make it up north where it really gets cold. what say you? you like the cold or the heat?


Love winter. I just don’t like the short days, long night, cold, ice, snow. Other than that, no problems.


Diary of a Snow Shoveler:

December 8: 6:00 PM. It started to snow. The first snow of the season and the wife and I took our cocktails and sat for hours by the window watching the huge soft flakes drift down from heaven. It looked like a Grandma Moses Print. So romantic we felt like newlyweds again. I love snow!

December 9: We woke to a beautiful blanket of crystal white snow covering every inch of the landscape. What a fantastic sight! Can there be a more lovely place in the Whole World? Moving here was the best idea I’ve ever had. Shoveled for the first time in years and felt like a boy again. I did both our driveway and the sidewalks. This afternoon the snowplow came along and covered up the sidewalks and closed in the driveway, so I got to shovel again. What a perfect life!

December 12: The sun has melted all our lovely snow. Such a disappointment. My neighbor tells me not to worry, we’ll definitely have a white Christmas. No snow on Christmas would be awful! Bob says we’ll have so much snow by the end of winter, that I’ll never want to see snow again. I don’t think that’s possible. Bob is such a nice man I’m glad he’s our neighbor.

December 14: Snow lovely snow! 8" last night. The temperature dropped to -20. The cold makes everything sparkle so. The wind took my breath away, but I warmed up by shoveling the driveway And sidewalks. This is the life! The snowplow came back this afternoon and buried everything again. l didn’t realize I would have to do quite this much shoveling, but I’ll certainly get back in shape this way. I wish l wouldn’t huff and puff so.

December 15: 20 inches forecast. Sold my van and bought a 4x4 Blazer. Bought snow tires for the wife’s car and 2 extra shovels. Stocked the freezer. The wife wants a wood stove in case the electricity goes out. I think that’s silly. We aren’t in Alaska, after all.
December 16: Ice storm this morning. Fell on my rear end on the ice in the driveway putting down salt. Hurt like you can’t believe. The wife laughed for an hour, which I think was very cruel.

December 17: Still way below freezing. Roads are too icy to go anywhere. Electricity was off for 5 hours. I had to pile the blankets on to stay warm. Nothing to do but stare at the wife and try not to irritate her. Guess I should’ve bought a wood stove, but won’t admit it to her. God I hate it when she’s right. I can’t believe I’m freezing to death in my own living room.

December 20: Electricity’s back on, but had another 14" of the stuff last night. More shoveling. Took all day. That dumb snowplow came by twice. Tried to find a neighbor kid to shovel, but they said they’re too busy playing hockey. I think they’re lying.

December 21: Called the only hardware store around to see about buying a snow blower and they’re out. Might have another shipment in March. I think they’re lying. Bob says I have to shovel or the city will have it done and bill me. I think he’s lying.

December 22: Bob was right about a white Christmas because 13 more inches of the white crud fell today, and it’s so cold it probably won’t melt till August. Took me 45 minutes to get all dressed up to go out to shovel and then I had to use the bathroom. By the time I got undressed, went, and dressed again, I was too tired to shovel. Tried to hire Bob who has a plow on his truck for the rest of the winter; but he says he’s too busy. I’m sure he is lying.

December 23: Only 2" of snow today. And it warmed up to 0. The wife wanted me to decorate the front of the house this morning. What is she nuts?!! Why didn’t she tell me to do that a month ago? She says she did but I think she’s lying.

December 24: 6". Snow packed so hard by snowplow, I broke the shovel. Thought I was having a heart attack. If I ever catch the son of a gun who drives that snowplow, I’ll drag him through the snow by his ears. I know he hides around the corner and waits for me to finish shoveling and then he comes down the street at a 100 miles an hour and throws snow all over where I’ve just been! Tonight the wife wanted me to sing Christmas carols with her and open our presents, but I was busy watching for that snowplow.

December 25: Merry Christmas. 20 more inches of the miserable slop tonight. Snowed in. The idea of shoveling makes my blood boil. God I hate the snow! Then the snowplow driver came by asking for a donation and I hit him over the head with my shovel. The wife says I have a bad attitude. I think she’s an idiot. If I have to watch “It’s a Wonderful Life” one more time, I’m going to scream!

December 26: Still snowed in. Why did I ever move here? It was all HER idea. She’s really getting on my nerves.

December 27: Temperature dropped to -30 and the pipes froze. December 28: Warmed up to above -20. Still snowed in. THE B***CH is driving me crazy!!!

December 29: 10 more inches. Bob says I have to shovel the roof or it could cave in. That’s the silliest thing I ever heard. How dumb does he think I am?

December 30: Roof caved in. The snow plow driver is suing me for a million dollars. The wife went home to her mother. Nine more inches of snow predicted.

December 31: Set fire to what’s left of the house. No more shoveling.

January 8: I feel so good. I just love those little white pills they keep giving me. Why am I tied to the bed?


I loved winter as a child. Not so much these days. Regardless, we all adapt up here in the North.



give me snow over mud any day of the week


Dittos. But I as I age I like the cold less and less.

Today it got up to 32°F and the last I checked it was 28°. I started a fire in the woodstove. That being the only thing I presently like about winter, there is difference between tolerating it and liking it. Wood heat is really nice. It’s steady and one can back up to it and roast oneself.


I’m good with 2 weeks of snow & cold. But after the 2 weeks of deer rifle season, screw that!! Ready for sunny & 70 degrees again. Groundhogs aren’t gong to kill themselves… THEY AREN’T JEFFREY EPSTEIN…


I been heating with wood for 45 years.


@preachp. Thanks for the laughs. That was good!


Yeah, it’s a lot of work but we think it’s worthwhile. I absolutely HATE the furnace heat with it’s cycling up and down. One minute it’s too warm, the next too cold before it comes on.

There is one other good thing about winter. It keeps the riff-raff out of Maine and our population low. :smiley:
Now I’m waiting for real winter so that the humidity drops and -20°F becomes tolerable. Cold with humidity is the absolute pits. But that’s not perfect because it brings itching from dry skin with it.


Well I like fall but here in Va we get like two days in between 100 and 30degrees. I’d much rather have heat then cold!


Going from SFL to NMI I can say I am more active in the cold, sure, it sucks, but so does getting out of the shower and sweating like you never took one

A big plus up here, not may freakin people, don’t even know its black friday

And I love how my diesels sound in the cold :laughing:


Been in all 4 seasons for ever, or 57yrs worth. When it snows it does become a pain when it’s shovel at home go to work and shovel some more. I don’t mind driving in it if the other idiots weren’t also out and about.


Cold > Hot

So yea, I like winter. Screw the hot (and humid) stuff.


Dad, what was it like when you were younger? Did you have a pet dinosaur???


I do miss me some bronto burgers. :rofl:




What about those pterodactyl hot wings?


Oh man, when Buffalo could fly. :crazy_face:


I bet that diesel has made some noises you’ve never heard before. LOL. I have a 1st Gen Dodge Cummins that I purchased out west. The first sub-zero startup here in Michigan was rather disturbing. The motor fired right up, but it sounded very unhappy for a minute or two. LOL