Hello from Calgary!
I'm also a SoCal transplant! I've been here for about 2 years now. I'm starting to get used to the cold, but not the snow. We don't get 'pretty' snow here. Once the morning rush has died down, all we have left is dirty, filthy, slushy yucky, snow.
I never expected winter would be so filthy! I'm looking forward to spring, when I can go work in my garden
. Of course I get pretty dirty after gardening too, but at least I'm warm LOL. And for now I have my knitting to keep me busy!