There were a lot of records broken this week. This is not normal at all. Every year sometime between November and February we can expect something in the -30C range for two or three days but this is colder and has lasted for a longer time. We hunker down and make it through. I think there's a bit of cabin fever going on now but it will be over by Monday when we should be a bit warmer than the average of -8C.
Our summers are like yours in Michigan but shorter and not humid because of the Great Lakes.
Lots of kids aren't going to school because most school busses are not running. It's dangerous for the kids to be waiting outside for busses. As a matter of fact Bella, yesterday I saw a teenage boy with his pants pulled up and a girl without rips in her jeans!!