I, like many, have suffered ice dam roofs, water seepage, dangerous roads and ultra-freezing temps and that lovely thing called WIND CHILL. Snow days and cancelled appointments, changed plans and cabin fever became common.
Gloves and scarves, hats and boots leave the world of fashion to become annoying necessities.
Icy roads and white-outs are threatening gestures that bully you day by day.
Add to this - gas leaks, malfunctions of all sorts from garage doors to ovens and clothes dryers - throw in a little vandalism and you have the meanest winter on record - my record.
Health issues and challenges become more dire as the thermometer plunges.
2015 is a monster so far.
The sun is a stranger. Birds are absent. White is everywhere - blindingly so.
Spring will be a little late this year.