Precisely why we moved from Northern NY (50 mi above Dan McG) to Fort Worth, Texas - lived in that for 46 years, went through the Blizzards of '63 and '77 (over 15 feet of snow dumped in 24-48 hours), in '77 had my 1 stall garage buried overnight! I feel your pain, bro' Bear, believe me! After my back operations I couldn't deal with the snow any more, couldn't even snow-blow, we had to move, it was the best thing we ever did.Glad you're ok! When you've been born and raised in it you just take it for granted that is the way life is; you spend the spring un-doing winter stuff (storm windows, hay around the foundation, putting air conditioner in, fixing the roof from ice dams, etc.), fall packing up for the next winter (putting storm windows back on, taking out the air conditioner, buying fresh hay bales, re-stringing FrostTex II on the roof and wrapping pipes, etc.) and your two weeks of summer going on a vacation that you take in Fla. or Tx. and wonder, "Gee, isn't it boring here being the same weather all the time?" LOL!
These were in the Blizzard of 2004 if i remember, my sister sent them to me from Oswego NY, about halfway between me and Dan McG a little to the west, right in the snowbelt area.