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Old 11-02-2009, 05:23 PM
 
Location: On a Slow-Sinking Granite Rock Up North
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I have lived here all of my life and know of no other weather. I get tired of cold weather and the length of winter but I'm well used to it by now. My favorite day of the year is December 21, the winter solstice, as from there on the days get ever longer. Setting the clocks back an hour as we did a few days ago makes it really seem like winter is on it's way. Soon it will be dark at 4:00 PM. The temperatures have been mild lately so it seems like fall is hanging on a bit longer.

Yeah, I think I dislike the dark more so than the cold, but come January, it's nice to see the days lengthen. Other than the brutal stretch we typically have here in February, I'll still be here for the majority of the year when I retire after all. It's home...

I also enjoy the fact that my house won't get blown, burned, and/or get washed away every 3 years or so; therefore, I'll shovel a little snow and shut up..
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Old 11-02-2009, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Maine is home. There is nowhere else I want to be. This is the place I belong. Rain or snow or sleet or hail, here at home I shall prevail!

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Old 11-02-2009, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Lebanon, OH
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I would only be too happy to be in Maine during the winter as long as I didn't have to put up with the suburban sprawl, strip malls, traffic, crime, etc. of where I live now, or to have those problems magnified tenfold in the Tampa/Clearwater/St.Pete clusterfkkk where dramamama's dad lives.

Back in September dramamama and I got to talking to a boy about 8 - 10 years old riding his bike around town, he was wondering where we were from and what I was taking pictures of. If he had been outside like that where we live, or down in Florida, he would stand a good chance of being hit by a reckless driver or abducted by a weirdo. I doubt this kid truly knows how lucky he is to live somewhere where he can have a childhood from days gone by when kids played outside and not video games.

I see the winter snow as being a minor inconvenience relative to the overall higher quality of life, although not necessarily material, mere "stuff" is highly overrated, and being around good people is underappreciated. After having met so many of the Maine CDers, more than I could list here, there is no way that dramamama and I won't be back there permanentely.
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Old 11-03-2009, 04:05 AM
 
Location: Southwestern Ohio
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I would only be too happy to be in Maine during the winter as long as I didn't have to put up with the suburban sprawl, strip malls, traffic, crime, etc. of where I live now, or to have those problems magnified tenfold in the Tampa/Clearwater/St.Pete clusterfkkk where dramamama's dad lives.

Back in September dramamama and I got to talking to a boy about 8 - 10 years old riding his bike around town, he was wondering where we were from and what I was taking pictures of. If he had been outside like that where we live, or down in Florida, he would stand a good chance of being hit by a reckless driver or abducted by a weirdo. I doubt this kid truly knows how lucky he is to live somewhere where he can have a childhood from days gone by when kids played outside and not video games.

I see the winter snow as being a minor inconvenience relative to the overall higher quality of life, although not necessarily material, mere "stuff" is highly overrated, and being around good people is underappreciated. After having met so many of the Maine CDers, more than I could list here, there is no way that dramamama and I won't be back there permanentely.
They are the best of the bestest people in the world and you can take that to the bank.
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