"We've had 2 weeks of sub zero here"
Some people love complaining, we've had two weeks of heatwave weather, in the mid to high 30's (Celsius), would you swap? Seriously, I wouldn't!
I'm not complaining, just an observation. If I didn't like it I wouldn't be here. (well this is a good time of the year to take a vacation to somewhere warm) "Liking" -25 F may not be the correct term, but it does limit your outside activities. It does however have some advantages, it makes splitting fire wood with a splitting maul easy. It just flies apart it so brittle. Also a very dry air, need to drink lots of liquids.
How is the humidity there when it's in the 90s (F), high humidity would remind me of where I grew up in West Virginia, just sitting under a shade tree, you sweat. Are you in southern Australia & get cold winters?
You are right, the cold we can dress up for, the heat, well you can only take off so many clothes. We are gaining over 3 minutes a day of daylight now, soon it'll be spring & I'll be planting the garden & mowing grass. Nice thing is the summers are in the 70s & a hot day is 80 (F)
Like anywhere, each has pros & cons.
+ 10 (F) today, heat wave. Supposed to get to 30 & snow on Wednesday
Mid west & central lower 48. get your coats, its coming.