For some unknown reason I agreed to move to somewhere with snow. We had to deal with the snow and cold. The first thing I did was to get a hard top for my car. The torn rear window was letting in to much cold air. I went down to Philadelphia for a computer conference and while down there I bought a Miata hardtop that I had found on Craigslist.
The main reason I don't like snow is driving on ice. The best way I felt I could deal with this is to buy new tires. When I bought the car I found a strange little bolt that I couldn't figure out what it was for so I eventually threw it away. When I waned to take the tires off I realized it was the key to the lug nut locks. I ended up paying $10 a wheel to get them taken off. So much for trying to downsize un-needed things.
As far as the apartment it seemed a little drafty even though it is fairly new. We decided to put plastic over the windows. It was amazing how much of a difference in our monthly bill between that and adjusting the automatic thermostat did.