Perhaps I realized this because I shoveled the white stuff three times between yesterday evening and this morning (and that doesn't count what the neighbors or the workers did either).
Perhaps I realized this because my furnace has not had a break in quite awhile.
Perhaps I realized this because I am sitting here, near a furnace vent, with goosebumps and teeth chattering.
Or perhaps I realized this because it is 15 degrees (F) without windchill outside my front door.
Have I mentioned lately that it is cold?
"Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us, snow is exhilarating; there is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather." - John Ruskin