Today’s story could refer to January of this year and the Polar Vortex. The Northeast became a dangerous frozen tundra. Morbid cold demanded staying indoors, often for days. Particularly challenging if the kids were cooped up too.
Cabin Fever – #534
Remember back to the really harsh winter? If you were anywhere in the Northeast, you had snow, snow and more snow, And extended cold like you had not experienced in decades. First it was pretty, then dangerous, then annoying, then downright nasty.
It was hard to get anywhere. You did best to stay indoors and not cause problems for yourself and others by being out on the roads.
Schools were closed, offices were locked up, retailers were shuttered, grocery stores were out of milk, bread, beer and TP.
And the big result, at one time or another, was CABIN FEVER! Think back to how you dealt with it, and let me know. We’ll do a show about beating cabin fever, so you’ll have the tools, when the next nasty winter rolls along.
One option for a lucky few was to jump on a plane and fly to a warm spot.
Folks with a winter home in Florida got plenty of company during that winter, and were no doubt delighted to provide a temporary escape for friends and family from up north.
But most people had to tough it out, right there at home, shoveling driveways, contending with slow-downs and fighting cabin fever.
So remember, share how YOU addressed cabin fever that winter. How did you keep spirits up and bodies entertained. And listen in for a report before the blustery beast hits again this year.
Friends and relatives in New Jersey had experiences that probably helped them avoid cabin fever last January. They made it through weeks without power in the storm known as Sandy. That was in October 2012.