Dan, I thought you knew were I lived. We are in the only part of Canada that gets decent temps all year. Wet, rainy, overcast in the winter like Seattle but the crocus are up and flowering and the roses are leafing out. My bro. has to mow the lawn tomorrow because the puppy mines are getting hard to find. She is half Newfie and they are not small.
My best friends from kids are Newfoundlanders. Salt of the earth people and I know just were you are talking about. Ever see a friend in Newfie where he was on one side of the street and you were on the other and they would yell "stay where your to, and I'll come where you at"
That killed me as a kid.
Tough part of the world to make a living but beautifull.