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Old 06-04-2009, 07:12 PM
 
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I drive east on I 84, usually have to get past Hood River or The Dalles to find sun!
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Old 07-26-2009, 11:29 AM
 
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Default So. Cal. is hell on earth

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I had SAD in Portland as well and was tempted by those light treatments. Pretty sad that one has to buy a light to feel good (no pun intended). Anyway, my solution... we moved to Spokane Washington.. a lot more sunshine but I still get depressed in the winter months. It is much better than the crap that one must put up with in Southern Cal. I would never go back to that rat race no matter how much sun there is. I would rather be SAD then MAD...LOL

Anyway, I am tired and need to go to bed, getting silly
Rayln, I know what you're talking about, this hell foresaken trash dump L.A. has made violent seniors dangerous, old ladies flipping me the bird over a parking slot, I'M outa here, Brookings here I come!!
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Old 07-26-2009, 10:52 PM
 
Location: oregon
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We netflix and always seem to have good movie to watch..I am a hort volunteer at a nearby garden in silverton and we garden in the winter ..Love being outside in anything above 35..I think you have to stay busy to beat the gloomy atitude.
I feel sorry for those of you with SAD
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Old 02-13-2010, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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I read some people in Portland/Salem etc (rainy areas) will escape on weekends to the Eastern part of Oregon.

Can someone tell me where to go to get some brighter skies?

Thanks
I think those around Portland only have to go to The Dalles, OR ( about 80 miles east of Portland ) as The Dalles is much dryer, much hotter ( and colder too ) because it is clear skies more than 75% of the year.

Those around Eugene probably would go to Bend. Once you get south of Roseburg, cloudy skies are not really an issue anymore.
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Old 02-13-2010, 09:00 PM
 
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Why would anyone want to escape the clouds and rain? Just think it could be blizzarding as in the east.
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Old 02-13-2010, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Why would anyone want to escape the clouds and rain? Just think it could be blizzarding as in the east.
I totally agree. Most people around here though don't even think about that, because they act as if the clouds and rain are the worst the weather could be, that is, until we get freezing rain or days of cold and snow ( very rare here ) and then they go back to bitching about the rain again...
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Old 04-20-2010, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Oregon woods
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I never get away from the rain, my moss-coat would dry out.
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Old 04-20-2010, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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The lousiest weather of the year is any sunny day over 85 degrees. When it hits 90, I start looking for shelter, and 100 degrees is just miserable. A little rain is no reason not to be outside. You aren't the Wicked Witch of the West. You won't melt.

Carhartt has wonderful nanofiber rain gear that is cloth that never gets wet. It ventilates like any other piece of clothing. The wind blows right through it, enough that sometimes I wear a wind breaker under the rain gear. It completely eliminates the "soaking in your own sweat" feeling of rubber rain gear. It's expensive, but well worth it.

Once you start spending your days outside, you quickly find out that the cloud cover breaks up on most days, even in the dead of winter.
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Old 04-21-2010, 08:34 AM
 
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The lousiest weather of the year is any sunny day over 85 degrees. When it hits 90, I start looking for shelter, and 100 degrees is just miserable. A little rain is no reason not to be outside. You aren't the Wicked Witch of the West. You won't melt.

Carhartt has wonderful nanofiber rain gear that is cloth that never gets wet. It ventilates like any other piece of clothing. The wind blows right through it, enough that sometimes I wear a wind breaker under the rain gear. It completely eliminates the "soaking in your own sweat" feeling of rubber rain gear. It's expensive, but well worth it.

Once you start spending your days outside, you quickly find out that the cloud cover breaks up on most days, even in the dead of winter.
Are you SURE you won't melt?

When living in Umatilla County (roughly 6 inches of rain a year) you'd think so. It sprinkled one Halloween we were there and people talked about keeping their kids in. There was talk about "the hard rain" when you could walk between the raindrops. They reacted to it like Southerners do to snow...

It's just what you're used to. I'd rather be working outside getting snowed on at 25 degrees than working outside getting rained on at 35...
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Old 04-23-2010, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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Are you SURE you won't melt?

When living in Umatilla County (roughly 6 inches of rain a year) you'd think so. It sprinkled one Halloween we were there and people talked about keeping their kids in. There was talk about "the hard rain" when you could walk between the raindrops. They reacted to it like Southerners do to snow...

It's just what you're used to. I'd rather be working outside getting snowed on at 25 degrees than working outside getting rained on at 35...
It's all about having the right gear. That's why I mentioned the Carhartt rain gear. When it gets cold enough to snow, the rain gear goes in a closet and the thinsulate ear flap cap and gloves come out. I also have a 15 year old pair of Danner boots that will take me anywhere. The leather is oil finish, the seams are tight, and I have kept the boots greased and waxed for as long as I have owned them. I use a layer of boot grease, let it dry, then wax the boots with a heavy layer of paste wax polish. I can slog through mud and water all day long with dry, warm feet.

I worked construction for 25 years before trading my hammer for a desk, and learned how to stay comfortable outdoors in all sorts of weather. My whole life I have suffered from SAD, which is why I spent my youth working outside. Now, I just take light treatments three days a week, but I still take care of my ranch, hunt and fish in all kinds of weather. For hunting, the nastier the weather the better.
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