Don't get me wrong, I love living in Aroostook County. But it has its ups and downs just like any other place would. So, if you could not live here or in western New Brunswick for some reason, where would you want to live?

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Because of the extreme cold temperatures of late, I see a lot of people posting pictures of thermometers on Facebook. They'll keep telling themselves that there aren't many snakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, etc. where we live so putting up with the cold is worth it. Is it really?

What if you could wake up every day and have it start out at 65 or 70 degrees and work its way up to near 80 or 85. The sun would always be out and it would even be warm on rainy days. Maybe you'd have to worry about a tropical storm or two a few times a year, or a snake infestation under your house but that stuff is rare, right?

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We love our little corner of the world, but there are people in warmer climates that seem to be doing just fine. For example, two days ago while it was several degrees below zero here at home, my friend and his family in North Carolina were roasting marshmallows outside.

We should count our blessings though. It's days like this that make me think about those that don't have a toasty warm pellet stove to snuggle up to, or even warm clothes for that matter. We should all be thinking about them and reaching out if we can. Stay warm.

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