We were due a cold winter here in middle Tennessee. The past two have been really mild. At Christmas 2016 and 2017 we sat outside on the deck!
Not this past Christmas. It was very cold and until just a few days ago when we finally had some relief, it's been that way ever since.
We had a pretty good snow the early part of last week. Monday was the MLK holiday (remember I'm a banker so I get good holidays) and the snow started early Tuesday morning, so Wife and both stayed home that day. Schools around here closed for the rest of the week so, with the holiday, it's like our students got a week-long break.
I enjoy a good snow, so I'm glad we had one this year, and I've always preferred fall and winter over spring and summer. Not a hot weather guy at all, even though I'm a lifelong southerner. But the older I get, the more I find myself not being so crazy about the cold either. And if I had to deal with snow and ice for several months, I know I wouldn't care for it.
I'm not the weather junkie Wife is, but I do amuse myself at times by listening to the weather folks in media get excited about the different weather events. Here's a link to one of my recent columns in which I discussed it a bit: