I built my house in the winter and was scarred by the experience. I didn't want to be working in the cold again and pushed hard to get enclosed before winter. Unfortunately, we started a month later than planned and winter has come. The snow and cold makes everything harder. Ice has to be chipped off wood before it can be used. Batteries run out much faster and motors don't want to start. Hands can't do detailed work without freezing. But these obstacles can be overcome with the proper equipment, planning and determination. But this is no normal winter. The day time highs have been below -15C for the last week. Records have been shattered with record lows. Neal and I tried braving -27C but could only last a couple hours at the cost of feeling in my big toes. So we wait for warmer weather in the New Year.

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