SOUTH BEND—Subzero temperatures and the winds made it feel miserable outside. No matter how cold it gets, for some people, it's business as usual.
Come rain, snow, sleet and yes, even the bitter cold -- schools might shut down, but the mail still gets delivered.
Even though the elements were as cold as the ice, construction crews continued their work on the new Notre Dame hockey arena. No matter how low the mercury goes, Stephen Pugsley's checks of the sewer system didn't stop.
"Regardless of the weather conditions we must be out here maintaining the equipment," said Pugsley.
At the busy intersection of Edison and Hickory, Liberty doesn't take a day off, either. William Neely works for the Liberty Tax Service. He donned a Statue of Liberty costume in the frigid cold.
"If I wasn't out here, I'd be at home or at the library playing on the computer looking for jobs," he said.
Neely has been on the job about two weeks. Even on the coldest day of the season, William says working outside is nice work.
"I've been trying to look for work for awhile," he said.
Neely said working to attract customers to the Liberty Tax Service makes ends meet.
"You have to find work and take care of the bills the best way you can," said Neely.
His job is simple enough. He waves at passing cars at the intersection. He said wearing lots of layers, even the littlest things like handwarmers help.
The only thing certain in this life is: death, taxes and the cold.
While others complain about the conditions, Neely said it doesn't bother him. It's all in a day's work.