Recently, I came across an article that discussed the cost of living in Buffalo, NY, but based on what I read, our cost of living is significantly lower than that of New York City, then this is 1 of the main reasons why my husband John and I decided to transfer to Buffalo about 15 years ago, however every one of us lived in the city, and all of us were barely making it, especially with 2 kids.
Thankfully, all of us were able to get transfers through our tasks, which made the transfer to Buffalo seamless, and as with any city, living in Buffalo has been both a gift and a curse. A gift because all of us like the people and there is lots to do, and a curse because the weather can be quite brutal. If you think nothing about Buffalo, the Wintertide weather is blisteringly cold, and it snows a lot here. And unluckyly, my husband works outside, so he is regularly dealing with the elements; He works as an HVAC professional, so you can only imagine that while I was in the Wintertide weeks, he’s outside fixing lots of broken down HVAC units! So, the severe weather can become an issue due to icy conditions and harshly low un-even temperatures. This means that he had to find ways to cope with the brutal weather outside. He got some good tips from other HVAC professionals who have been doing it longer than him. He discovered how to keep his hands sizzling by wearing specialty gloves. Also, he discovered some tricks on how to keep his ladder sturdy when the conditions are icy outside. There is no solution to the weather, even though I am ecstatic that John has found some ways to work around the elements.