Hi. After an exhaustive search of all the suitable smallish-size cities in the country, my family and I have decided to move to Burlington. Almost.
Here's the thing... I was talking with someone who lived in Vermont for four years and she kind of scared me. She said the lack of sunlight made her and her husband VERY depressed. So, when I got home, I googled "Sunny Days in Burlington" (or whatever) and saw that it had 58. This is compared to 98 where I'm originally from in Minnesota. (And 115 where she was from in Colorado).
So, my question... how does the lack of sunshine affect YOU?
I was assuming that the winters would be pretty similar to what I experience in Minnesota (and maybe even better). I mean, we all pretty much hibernate in the winter anyway, so it doesn't seem like it would be that big of an adjustment.
But please help, if you can. Other than this, Burlington seems like the ideal community for us.
Oh, and one more thing that the lady mentioned was that the library system was not set up very well. She said that the libraries were all run by volunteers, that they were very small, and that they were NOT connected to a statewide system. (I love my interlibrary loans, people. LOVE my interlibrary loans!)