Good thing you're showing your ignorance. I wouldn't want to let things like "the ability to move" or "having to work elsewhere." Why don't you come try a northern alberta winter on for size? You can even have a place right in the foothills of the mountains, enjoy the sudden 4ft snowfalls in a 18hrs period to boot. Just a useful tip: You have between 4 days and 2 weeks before the first blast of winter hits in middle to late September or sometimes early October when the first white show up on the peaks. Also, I hope you enjoy isolation because it's 6hrs in any direction to a major city. Hospital services? Well, just hope they can fly a copter in to get you. And try to avoid the spring melts, because well they like to wash out the highways and strand you for a couple of weeks. You should take some food with you too, normally 60 days is enough. Oh, and when the winds knock out the power? You'd best make sure you stocked up on firewood. Otherwise you're going to be either living at the mall or the city/firehall for the next couple of weeks. Because otherwise you're going to freeze to death.