I realize that you spend the winter curled up in your warm little Hobbit like home. It must be a shock when you are suddenly dragged out and put into the position of predicting how long winter will continue. My suggestion is that you put a note on your door, "Do not disturb until the first week in March, when winter will be over." You get to hibernate longer and I feel better knowing that winter will not last six more weeks.
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