The weather the past few days has reminded me that I just moved two thousand miles north. In the evenings it's getting down into the 40s, and there's a permanent light drizzle which just maker things unpleasant. I've also been reminded that I really, really hate the cold. Whoops!
On the other hand, I'm definitely doing better with the cold than I would have in the past. Somehow, I feel like I've begun to adapt - temperatures in the 50 to 60 range feel like 60-70 degrees used to feel, and I can usually get away with just wearing an extra layer of shirts, or maybe a sweater. Actually, a lot of the time, the weather here is downright pleasant. The only problem is when it gets dark and cools off, and that's only a problem because it gets dark by 5 now. :(
That's one thing that totally caught me off guard about moving north. I was here over the summer, and didn't catch on that the long daylight hours would reverse themselves later in the year. It's darker at 5 these days than it was by 9'o'clock most days during the summer, and I expect it's going to keep getting worse until the solstice. It's actually pretty surreal - when I see that it's completely dark outside, I know that I still need to stick around at work for another hour. :/
People are saying that this winter is going to be hellish; in the figurative sense, of course, because they actually mean a lot of snow and ice. I don't know how much snow is considered normal here, but "a lot more" will have to be a decent amount. It'll be fun for the first day or two, at least! I'm pretty glad that I can take public transit to work, because if I tried to drive to work in the snow, I would probably die.