Originally Posted by Jim Bennett
I would be glad to take that over the high heats in the Southern US, any day. If needed I can wear a jacket, but once I start melting in the heat, there is nothing I can do. Well, swimming and beer help.
People don't normally retire and move north.
I think there is a certain amount of acclimation involved, Northerners do seem to suffer quite a bit during their first couple of summers down here, just as we suffer when having to face temperatures in the 30s and 40s. At the hottest, we still enjoy sitting outside, (in the shade, of course), drink in hand, and wonder how anyone would trade it for shoveling snow, slush, and frostbite. We've also noticed that old people, (like us), do seem to suffer from the cold and enjoy the heat more than youngsters do; and that overweight people seem to suffer from the heat and enjoy the cold more than thin people.