My husband, Vince, and I recently moved up north in order to grow my husband’s business.
It was a very hard decision for us to make because we both grew up down south, and both of our families are down south.
We have been up here for about nine months now, and it has honestly been quite a shock for us. It almost felt like we were moving to a different culture. I am starting to get used to the ways of the northerners, but I do not think that I will ever really fit in. The hardest part about moving for us was actually not the difference in the “culture” but rather the difference in the climate. We were used to only turning on the furnace for about a month and a half per year. Now, we have to keep the furnace running for more than half of the year. It is just so cold. I find myself getting sick a lot more often, and I assume, it is because of how cold it is here. Our bedroom used to get really cold during the nights, so we bought an electric heater to help put off some more heat. I turn it on about three hours before we plan to go to bed, and the room is nice and toasty by the time we are ready for bed. I told my husband about how much I hate the cold, and he totally agreed with me. I thought he would like it because he was always complaining about the heat down south, but he actually misses the heat now. All in all, we are getting used to our new place of living, but I’m not sure that it will ever feel like home.