Yes this is the worst winter that we have had here for 50 years and it is still only January! It does indeed sound like we are having a Wisconsin winter here in Scotland! I live in Dundee and we are about 60 miles or so north of Edinburgh on the east coast of Scotland. And being that we are right on the coast, we miss a lot of the snow, but not this year! Further up north in the Highlands, they still have the snow and are due to get more. I dread to think what my electricity bill will be for this quarter, as my little electric fire has been working overtime!
Yep I sure have had enough of builders for a long time! A bathroom re-fit, burst water tank and now a badly rotting roof all in a few months. This one is the worst though as it involves having to get multiple builders quotes and dealing with the local council's environmental health department. That means legal notices, forms and a lot of other stress! And also having to deal with the 7 other owners in my block to sort out payments etc.
My best wishes to you and Margaret,