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Old 08-10-2015, 06:38 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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On another note...I've never "forgotten" where any stuff is in my own home...I'm wondering if you need to get checked out by a doctor!
I have been, and he says I'm blind, so my domestic spatial organization is different from that of sighted people. I don't benefit from visual reminders.

Beating a path to the doors of very expensive medical specialists is not my first response to the ordinary little imperfections in human nature.

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Old 08-10-2015, 08:00 AM
 
Location: NoVa
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I'm always happy to come home, no matter how long or short the trip has been. Happy to sleep on my own bed and comfy pillow, just happy to be home.

One time, I had to be away from home for a few months due to work travel and I was so happy to be home that I actually burst out crying as soon as I passed through the front door! My husband gave me an alarmed look like I was crazy.
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Old 08-10-2015, 08:54 AM
 
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Follow-up: I did put the potatoes on to boil. Got a few frozen catfish nuggets out the freezer, and popped some frozen broccoli into a pan of boiling water. The potatoes were all wrinkly and shriveled, but I never peel potatoes anyway so that didn't matter, and they were nice and white inside and tasted surprisingly sweeter than usual. Milk expired June 3 was fine, but I had to shake it up good and add a spoon of sugar to drink a glass of it -- it was similar to what I had just gotten used to in central Eurasia.. The only thing I threw away was a half a can of re-fried beans.
Yikes, that milk sounds old. I clean out our frig as a pre-trip ritual and restock with unopened stuff fro when we get back in.
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Old 08-10-2015, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I always find it depressing to come home. But you do what you have to do so you can travel again!

Usually I chunk all the old stuff before I leave and make sure I have a couple meals in the freezer to last till I can shop.
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Old 08-10-2015, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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I don't do it as often as I should, but it's certainly nice to come home from a long trip a day early specifically in order to have a full free day to do laundry, grocery shopping, etc., and to unwind a bit before jumping back into the regular grind. It makes the transition from vacation back to regular life a bit less stressful.
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Old 08-10-2015, 12:24 PM
 
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I don't have a problem with food when I get home. I usually have frozen pizza or just quick go get something. I'm not sure why this is an issue? I also clean up my place before I leave so I don't have to be confronted with vacuuming or a pile of dishes when I get back.
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Old 08-10-2015, 12:25 PM
 
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As much as I love to travel, I also love to come home.

I've never forgotten where things are located in my house. I've never forgotten to cook, and in fact cooking is typically one of the first things I think about when I get back.

I will say that driving a car after not doing so for eight weeks feels a little weird, but only for the amount of time it takes to back out of the driveway.
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Old 08-10-2015, 03:57 PM
 
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While I enjoy traveling, I like coming home to my own bed and bathroom.

I, too, like to leave the house in good condition before going. If we leave late enough in the day, I do the laundry before we leave because we already bring home enough dirty laundry with us. So, the less that needs to be done, the better.

When my husband and I were first married, we lived in a really crummy apartment. So, when we could afford to take a vacation, the hotel rooms (even the basic ones--we never stayed in any dumps) were always better than our apartment. Thus it was depressing to come home.

Once we took a vacation to Puerto Rico once at the beginning of December and came home to a really cold evening (the temperature was 11 degrees!). After that, my husband has refused to take a tropical vacation during the late fall or winter. He says it's too depressing to come home to the cold!
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Old 08-10-2015, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Northern Ireland and temporarily England
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Feeling depressed right now. About now i'd be walking around Battery Park City getting ready to eat a Chinese for dinner.
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Old 08-10-2015, 06:27 PM
 
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What always really gets me coming home is laying in bed the first night back and thinking about how I'll be sleeping in this same bed for a long time to come now. To me, it is always such an upset and emotional feeling. Like I was cruising along and now suddenly I'm in a rut.
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Our bed is usually more comfortable than any hotel bed so.... I love laying in bed.

I've spent so much of my life travelling. I really love being home. But I think you shouldn't be so hard on your home. Make it a nice home. Fill it with things you love (a new bed?). Do parties - maybe travel themed parties.

I hope you took lots of pictures, OP! Sounds like you had quite an adventure!!! There may be adventures close to home that you don't know about, or a couple hours drive.
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