Being a Californian by heritage, I like the mild winters…Although on the High Desert where we spent our last 15 years when living in SoCal, we had at least one snow day out of school each year….Anyway This ‘warm’ winter and what looks like a very early Spring has saved us a chunk of budget money in fuel/heat costs. We use LP gas for heat, cooking, and Hot Water….Having a shower-crazy grandson in the house hase added a lot to the hot water use, but keeping the furnace down to 60 or below has really cut into the usual winter costs.
On the other hand, two ‘seasons’ ago I bought a LARGE snow blower. Except for one test run for a 4 ” snowfall last year, it has sat idle in the garage since !!