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Old 12-21-2017, 05:57 AM   #1
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I think I'm coming down with roomatism

Bedroom, living room, laundry room, bathroom, kitchen.
Knocking around inside the house. One room to another.
Not much to do.
Dark when you leave for work. Work in a room. Dark when you get home. Too cold to go camping or fix my Airstream. Snow.
Could dust my wife's knick knacks I suppose.
Never did learn to darn socks.
Anybody getting sick of those four walls and it aint even Christmas yet?
Maybe roomatism is just a precursor to cabin fever in February and March when being crabby and fighting and raising a ruckus here on the forum is ok. Even expected.
Except now you're still supposed to be Merry about it all.
Even if youre a little bored.
Go ahead and call me deluded or something so I can call you an upstart and a fool
Get a little invective going so the roomatism don't set in.
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Old 12-21-2017, 06:11 AM   #2
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I am so very glad that I live near the Gulf Coast where campgrounds are open year-round and winter camping is possible! Even the cold snaps here are warm compared to the great frozen northó like Minnesota.

In fact, I haven't even needed to winterize my Airstream yet, because the last cold snap occurred while I was camping, and according to the long-range forecast, the next cold snap will occur while I'm camping. A cold snap in New Orleans doesn't matter if I'm not in New Orleans!

But one year I had to winterize five times, because all of the cold snaps occurred in between camping trips instead of during themÖ
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Old 12-21-2017, 08:31 AM   #3
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And we in Arizona are also getting into great camping season. Because we still work we don't get out of state with our Airstream during the year as often as we would like.

But I concur with the roomitisim.

Dark when I go to work, dark when I come home. We do not observe Daylight Savings time so sometimes when it gets dark you think your day is done.

In the summer when we do have light evenings it's so darn hot you don't even want to be outside anymore.

I love reading about the winterization, long pants, blustery days and seeing Maggie's beautiful fireplace. All while are still wearing are shorts and t-shirts.

Not complaints just observations.
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Old 12-21-2017, 08:37 AM   #4
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Here in Florida the weather is just getting nice. (70-80 f.)
I'm getting the itch to go somewhere, and then I realize it's probably snowing where I want to explore. I don't want to wait until spring!!!
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Old 12-21-2017, 08:54 AM   #5
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I live the same life - to work with the headlights on and then to home with the headlights on........
Well at least today is the winter solstice so at least daylight hours will start to get better from here!
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Old 12-21-2017, 09:10 AM   #6
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Even living in the south it is hard for working people.
The days are shorter.
It gets dark earlier.
Drive to work in the headlights.
Drive home from work in the headlights.
Today is winter solstice, though.
Each day will get a minute and a half longer till we are camping again in March and daylight savings time causes an extra hour of daylight in the evenings...
I think the holidays were designed at this time of year to help us through the winter blahs.
At least 6 camping trips for 2018 already planned...
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Old 12-21-2017, 09:11 AM   #7
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Yea, Arizona!

Left the Midwest one morning at 17 degrees above zero. That was almost 60 years ago and pledged never to go back to cold country!
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Old 12-21-2017, 09:11 AM   #8
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We're keeping ourselves busy getting ready to take off for Florida for February & March. We may come back to Wisconsin in March. Hmm. Need to think about that one.
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Old 12-21-2017, 09:20 AM   #9
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At least we do have a 4 day Christmas weekend followed by a 3 day New Year's weekend to look forward to...
Then it's work, work, work till vacation in April and Memorial Day in May...
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Old 12-21-2017, 09:37 AM   #10
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Video games! I grew up in Alaska and roomatism affects just about everyone during those dark winter months. People either drank the dark away, played video games, watched TV, or chased moose (true Alaskans and they usually were a bit off to begin with). Considering the health and financial repercussions of drinking, video games have a slight edge :-)
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Old 12-21-2017, 10:32 AM   #11
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Just got back from walking the dogs. It’s 80 here on the space coast of Florida. Thank you for reminding me of why I moved here. Seasonal Depression Disorder is very real and I do understand how you feel. Try turning on all the lights and bumping up the heat a couple of degrees if at all possible. There are special lights that can also be used that are very effective. My hat is off to all of you who have to deal with real winter weather, I don’t think I could do it, I thought ATL weather was bad enough.
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Old 12-21-2017, 10:33 AM   #12
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Old 12-21-2017, 10:45 AM   #13
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Only good thing about a chilly dark evening is it makes the backyard fire, yup at home that much nicer.

I got a few big hollow logs that are better to watch the chimney effect as they burn than a TV.
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Old 12-21-2017, 10:49 AM   #14
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We don't even have an Airstream (yet), but we plan on living in it when it gets cold here (Canada - so I'm talking really cold!) and driving wherever it's just right. It's my firm belief that you should drive to snow when you need it and it should never fall on your head.
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