In December, a little snow and frost on the windows is part of a delightful winter wonderland. In January, we're out of the festive season and already well and truly tired of it, and winter always has more, and more brutal, stuff in store for us.
But seldom do we see the downright dangerous levels of cold that put our lives on hold during a polar vortex. To say it's been a crazy winter so far would be an understatement, especially in the Midwest. And that's just counting one week.
But the nice thing is that this sort of extreme weather occasionally brings out the best in people.