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Old 02-06-2009, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Middleton, Wisconsin
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Steve, You're like opposite of everyone else.lol I'd love to have sun all winter otherwise it gets a bit depressing... Spring feels like it's in the air for sure.
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Old 02-07-2009, 12:05 AM
 
Location: Western Chicagoland
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Steve, You're like opposite of everyone else.lol I'd love to have sun all winter otherwise it gets a bit depressing... Spring feels like it's in the air for sure.
I think winter sun is alright, but not too much though. I never get depressed in winter, but having to drive into the sun every morning that is reflecting off of brilliant white snow gives me headaches (even with sunglasses on) and its quite maddening at times. In summer Ill take all the sun I can get, but in winter Im not a huge fan because winter is my 3-4 month reprieve from the heat and sun.
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Old 02-07-2009, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Middleton, Wisconsin
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I think winter sun is alright, but not too much though. I never get depressed in winter, but having to drive into the sun every morning that is reflecting off of brilliant white snow gives me headaches (even with sunglasses on) and its quite maddening at times. In summer Ill take all the sun I can get, but in winter Im not a huge fan because winter is my 3-4 month reprieve from the heat and sun.

I can understand the headaches, I have lots of problems with sunlight and snow as well. I do love the sun though so headaches to me are worth it in moderation.lol
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Old 02-07-2009, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Western Chicagoland
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You see, today was gorgeous. 52 degrees, nary a cloud in the sky, but it didnt bother me because I didnt have to go anywhere. But winter sun is too bright for my tastes, maybe thats the reason I dont like it? I dunno. All I know is that the sunshine levels this winter have been extraordinary.
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Old 02-07-2009, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Ford County, Illinois
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Winter sun is actually less bright than summer sun, the sun is at a lower angle in the sky. And yeah, it has been sunny just about every day this winter, which contributed to it being so cold (or perhaps vice versa).
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Old 02-08-2009, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Western Chicagoland
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Winter sun is actually less bright than summer sun,
When combined with shiny, slick, salt-covered roads, melting snow runoff on the streets, and the reflection off the pure white snow, it sure is brighter to my eyes.
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Old 02-08-2009, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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I wear glasses so I finally got a pair of sunglasses that fit over my glasses because I've been bothered by the snow/sun this winter more so than other years. I have transition lenses but they don't get dark enough in the car.

I went back to the eye dr. because I had clogged ducts in my eye lid this fall so I thought that was causing problems. He suggested I buy the glasses that fit over and I do like them, they help alot.
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Old 02-09-2009, 05:19 AM
 
Location: Democratic Peoples Republic of Redneckistan
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63 degrees yesterday and AWESOME!!!!!!!!!
Supposed to hit it today too,but chance of showers....it's a muddy mess here right now,but I'll take the mud over snow and ice any day
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Old 02-09-2009, 05:21 AM
 
Location: Democratic Peoples Republic of Redneckistan
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When combined with shiny, slick, salt-covered roads, melting snow runoff on the streets, and the reflection off the pure white snow, it sure is brighter to my eyes.
Steve, have you been checked for an Astigmatism ?? That's what was kicking my butt with headaches on bright days for years.Miserable.

Astigmatism: Definition, Symptoms, & Treatment - Kellogg Eye Center
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Old 02-09-2009, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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63 degrees yesterday and AWESOME!!!!!!!!!
Supposed to hit it today too,but chance of showers....it's a muddy mess here right now,but I'll take the mud over snow and ice any day
your lucky, it was a bit warm up here in chicago, nice and dull today
i can have the blinds open, without deadly sunlight glaring on my screen
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