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Overall I like the pace this sets. I'm not running a business, so I can afford to be flexible. During the coldest periods I do more reading or work on restoring a vintage plane at the kitchen table. It makes me more connected to the weather. It's all too easy to sit inside, thermostat set to t-shirt temps, no matter how the weather fluctuates outside. Now I look more closely at upcoming temperatures and look forward to a warmer day, and don't let a single one go to waste.
The biggest surprise is I thought woodworking would come to a halt for about five months during our northern mountain winters. Turns out I can get decent work done nearly year round.
Now I have a workshop! It's an attached garage in Massachusetts. As a garage it's well-ventilated. It's usually 15 to 20 degrees F warmer than outside. Rain and powerful winds are no longer a problem. I can recreate noonday sunlight at any hour of the day. So that's all good.
As for those really chilly days I recall a bit of Norwegian wisdom. Norway? They have some of the worst weather in the world. No problem. As they say, there is no bad weather, just bad clothing.
Fortunately, he managed to get back on his feet, and was awarded a medallion at the Crystal Palace Great Exhibition for constructing a wagon wheel using Australian native timbers, instead of imported UK timbers - as was the practice in the day).
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I know there are ways to prepare for this and mitigate against its effects, but it is a fairly big undertaking - one of many that deserve my attention.