I’ve lived here my entire life BUT having to bundle little people up and drag them out in that kind of weather, and all the illness and yuck the cold brings to boot is just cringe worthy for me! Haha. My DH is self employed as well but he’s in the commercial construction field and has a great business here - so I can totally appreciate his hesitation. He’d be more likely to move south seasonally I think (and at this point I’d take what I could get!) Maine has beautiful summers and falls at least.