I don't know why, but I'm really glad that the cold is here this year.
I like winter. It has more pockets.
In preparation, I just ordered $200 of mil surplus stuff. Cheap insulated bibs, I plan on wearing as a layer, expensive insulated pants, because the Army says so, that are supposed to be outerwear, but I plan on them being a layer. New Mickey boots. And these metallic-looking felt boot liners.
A suck-day working, in January, at 300', is suckey, but when it's over, I get a huge delicious dinner and at the hotel, I just crank the heat up to maximum.
Last winter was, relatively, not that bad.
Except for that one week where it stayed at 0° all week. But I got lucky because the customer wasn't quite ready for me to do all the climbing work.