I always thought that winter started around September first in Scandanavia
As I'm sitting in my office at lunch I'm looking out at about 8 inches of snow and the sun is starting to peek out. It looks quite pretty now but in a matter of hours it will turn all grey and slushy. I'd be perfectly happy to send all the rest of the snow your way this winter (except for a little at Xmas) but I doubt if the weatherman will cooperate.
I agree, it's not nice to have to sit here in bad weather and have those who are nice and warm rub our noses in it. I hope everybody is ready to jump in as soon as David makes his next post and give him H*ll.