I know I've mentioned more than once that it's cold in Maine in the winter. Today was an exception. In southern Maine, anyhow, we had rain in torents and it was 40 degrees outside. The newscaster said we are losing 2/3 of our snow cover. Sounds wonderful, but those of us who live here know it's not over. We still need to get through February and March.
And Maine doesn't have the corner on cold. Northern New England and northern parts of the rest of the country can reach frigid temperatures as well. And then there's our friends in Canada, who are even farther north than I am!
I've given thought to how we cope with the cold. We tend to dress a little warmer even when we are indoors; we rely on furnaces, fireplaces, and woodstoves for warmth. When we venture outside, we reaally bundle up: We don sweaters, coats, boots, mittens, mufflers, etc., against the wind and snow.
Convinced there should be a simpler way to battle the elements outside, I surfed the net once again, and found what could be the answer for many of us!