I just read the last couple pages and I think I detected some severe weather sissification!
I don't love the cold, but I can work with it just fine. That's what a super suit underlayer is for. It doesn't hurt that western NY winter nights are, for the most part, sapphire skies, sparkling snow and air that tastes good when you breathe it.
I'm cool with snow, but I live on a mountain and we got 14 inches in 10 hours, even taxis and buses aren't coming near my place.