I remember when we moved to North Carolina from Maine and it snowed one day and we needed something, so I got the kids in the car and I was thinking, 'Hmm, nobody's out and about - these roads are pretty empty,' and then we got to the store which was supposed to be open 24/7 and it was shut!
We were shocked! I mean, if stores and restaurants and stuff like that shut up north every time it snowed - they'd go out of business.
My mother, who's a native Texan used to call me every time it snowed in Maine and say, 'I saw on the news that it snowed up there. Just stay home - don't go anywhere - I don't want you to have an accident.'
I told her, 'Mom, if I stayed home every time it snowed - I wouldn't leave the house for six months.'
But it is nice to have to walk every where for a change of pace for a few days. I enjoy the different rhythmn to life that a snowstorm brings.