Despite being buried under about a foot of snow, Joann
Koepke feels like she's on top of the world.
"It don't bother me," she said. "After 70 years, it doesn't bother me. It would bother a lot of people but it doesn't bother me."
Joann's lived on Culver Road in Irondequoit for nearly 50 years.
"This is nothing compared to what we had in the 50's and 60's."
Maeve Macantuile is Joann's next door neighbor. The two share the same feelings about snow.
"I love living here. It's the best."
That's a good attitude to have.
Maeve's been shoveling for about a half hour and still has about an hour's worth of work to go.
"it's pretty heavy snow today. It's a back breaker. "
But with Joann's help it's not that bad, afterall.
Thomas Schleich's driveway is the least of his problems.
"I'm trying to get the driveway and the roof cleaned off so it doesn't leak through. So, I'm trying to get the one and a half feet off the roof."
And as long as he can accomplish that, he's a happy home owner.
"I don't mind it at all. It's fun for the kids and hopefully they can help me dig out once they get older."
Paul Roesser knows a thing or two about helping his dad.
He has been shoveling his dad, Oliver out of for years.
"Probably a couple inches of fluff he'll take off himself," Roesser explained. "But, when it gets this deep, we try to get down here and get him cleaned out."
Mark Mayo's taking care of his own driveway first.
Then, he says he'll head out to help his neighbors.
"It Keeps me active. Otherwise I'd be sitting in the house. I like it for a couple hours and that's it."
And even in the thick of it, Mark still admires winter in Western New York.
"I wish it was about a month shorter. But, I'm alright with that."