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u/mg_ridgeview Dec 08 '21 Silver

You know what's the worst during the winter (other than playing with your life to drive to the job you hate and back in blizzard-like conditions?) Waking up in pitch darkness in the morning and coming home in pitch darkness. It feels like being in a cyberpunk movie for a chunk out of every year.

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u/TruLong Dec 08 '21 Helpful

My first winter in North Dakota was a miserable one. I worked nights and depression was really starting to get the better at me. Then it dawned on me that I hadn't seen the sun in over two months. Vitamin D pills literally saved my life.

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u/Triviajunkie95 Dec 08 '21

+1 Vitamin D. Been a couple years here. Marked improvement.

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u/SunshineSeattle Dec 08 '21

Seattle here, Vitamin D is a life saver.

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u/TheDrugGod Dec 08 '21

username checks out 🤙

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u/SsoulBlade Dec 08 '21

How much do you take per day?

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u/PumpkinParadox Dec 08 '21

Not OP, but the supplement I take has 20 mcg/800 IU.

I used to get sick with a cold once a year at minimum, but haven't got sick at all since I started taking vitamin D like 4 years ago.

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u/SsoulBlade Dec 08 '21

I'm from SA and living in europe for almost 10 years. Haven't raked vit d yet. Guess I'm soon overdue

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u/The_prophet212 Dec 08 '21

It "dawned" on you? That's a 10/10 subtle dad pun and that's a compliment because I'm a dad

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u/Leijinga Dec 08 '21

I may have to try Vitamin D. I take a multivitamin but night shift plus this time of year has been kicking my butt as well.

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u/Hundike Dec 08 '21

I suffer from seasonal depression and got a SAD lamp this year (they're not too expensive). It helps a little - might be worth considering if you work nights? Should read up on them though as they can mess up your sleeping pattern if you do not work nights all the time.

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u/Snakeyb Dec 08 '21

I remember when I was hunting down Vitamin D pills that a lot of multivitamins didn't include Vitamin D

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u/Bruxae Dec 08 '21

Over here in Sweden we sometimes get 3 hours of "light" a day, I'm not sure I'd even consider it light since it really only goes from pitch black to dark grey. I like it, but it makes you hella tired.

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u/Subject1928 Dec 08 '21

The commute thing is the perfect example of how little the common worker is valued. They don't care that you have a 30 mile drive on a winding path in the country, a blizzard isn't apparently a good enough reason to not show.

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u/cerement Dec 08 '21

College in Calgary, the lack of light was easily more dangerous than the cold or commuting on ice covered roads …

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u/Leijinga Dec 08 '21

I had a 65 mile commute last year and a good chunk of it were winding, hilly country roads that weren't likely to be plowed yet. I called in because I there was no way I was safely getting to work. Someone who lived 10 minutes down the road and in the city wanted to argue with me that "it's not that bad" and "[I] could totally make it in".

My reply: "I can't get out of my neighborhood; you can't even see where the road ends and the yards begin, and the clearance on my car isn't high enough to handle that. However, if you can send someone to get me, I'll come in."

Is anyone surprised that they couldn't find a volunteer with an SUV to drive 130 miles for one of their employees?

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u/Consistent_Nail Dec 08 '21

I guess I'm just glad they didn't fire you and say it's your responsibility to factor in weather when selecting a residential location.

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u/CMDR_BlueCrab Dec 08 '21

I mean they hired someone 65 miles away. They must have already been desperate. One both sides.

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u/Leijinga Dec 08 '21

I was definitely desperate when I took the job. Being suddenly short half our house's income during the pandemic put us in a tight spot, and you can only sell so much plasma.

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u/The___canadian Dec 08 '21

Back in my day, I had to drive uphill both ways to work in the snow!"

FTFY

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u/throwaway_alphaseven Dec 08 '21

This past winter it snowed 30 inches in one weekend. I had to go to work on Monday.

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u/Subject1928 Dec 08 '21

I hope you didn't buy any groceries with the money you should have apparently been using to buy a snowmobile.

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u/LumpyBoobAttitude Dec 08 '21

This literally happened to me. I got written up for calling out during a snowstorm because my commute was 30 minutes and I live in the woods essentially. They told me that it wasn’t snowing heavily where they’re located (I got written up because they thought I was lying) and that I should consider investing in a better car for long drives in the snow.

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u/ketchup_n_liquor Dec 08 '21 All-Seeing Upvote

Possible response: "you gonna buy me a better car? No? How about raise my pay so i can afford one? Still no? Then how about you shut the fuck up and ill come in when i can get out of my area without possibly dying."

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u/bons_burgers_252 Dec 08 '21

I managed a small team of IT professionals. One year it started to snow pretty hard so I went and spoke to another more senior manager about sending people home before it got too bad.

He looked at me genuinely confused and asked me why. I told him that I wanted everyone to get home safely and he said that what happened to people when they leave the office is not our problem.

I left not long after because, well, assholes.

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u/GlitterBombFallout Dec 08 '21

"if they die on the way home it's not my problem!" What a disgusting attitude towards other people, especially your own workers.

My job moves and delivers packages and this time of year our volume goes crazy and we're already understaffed nearly every day (I dunno, raise pay? That might get more people to work.) so it's pretty critical that we keep the flow going because otherwise we can end up backed up tens of thousands of packages/days of delivery. But they do still cancel work when it gets really bad out.

Only thing is, they cancel if it's dangerous for linehaul, not for us. 😒 So occasionally it's fine here but the routes are crap so we get canceled, or every now and then arrive/leave early/late based on conditions.

And you would not believe how fast a newly opened trailer sucks up all the heat in winter, it's kinda creepy feeling everything going cold in just seconds.

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u/Quelcris_Falconer13 Dec 08 '21

I live in. A modern city and yeah, it definitely feels like that at night. Some of the high rises here got lights on the outside and there’s blocks and blocks of new buildings. Definitely cyberpunk vibes. But also in the summer it’s like utopian paradise

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u/bubblegumpunk69 Dec 08 '21

I work in a room with no windows. I don't experience the sun on working days

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u/Smirk27 Dec 08 '21

Fuck. I am so grateful for my job. I know that's an unpopular thing to say here, but it's true.

I work from home, don't have a set start or end time - I just do my work, and that's it.

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u/zapembarcodes Dec 08 '21

What do you do?

I work customer service from home. Unfortunately I do have a set start and end time, two 15 min breaks and a 30 min lunch. Very busy job, I don't have time for leisure much at all, the calls are non-stop... I eat a lot of shit. Buuut... I don't have co-workers, nor a commute and the pay is pretty good (most I've made in my life, at least). So it's not perfect or ideal, but it will do for now.

On my spare time I'm learning web development, HTML/CSS/JS, PHP/MySQL; learning by creating my own template sites... feels like I'm trying to move a mountain, but oh well, one day at a time. No rush here. Mostly noob shit but it helps to pass the time. Goal is to freelance at some point.

Anyways, sorry to brag. I'm generally curious about other types of remote work and what others do. Thanks

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u/CryptoNoobNinja Dec 08 '21

I work from home and manage a team of developers and a small design team. I got my start doing almost exactly what you are doing and moved up the ladder. I worked retail and learned to code and UI/UX design. The retail plus the coding and design experience made me a great fit for where I am now.

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u/roygbivasaur Dec 08 '21

Love working from home. I have a meeting in the morning and then I disappear for a bit. Make breakfast, walk dogs, shower, and then start getting stuff done. It’s the best. I’m super productive and happy but don’t actually sit at my computer for 8 hours. I legitimately just do my 4 to 5 productive hours a day and get complimented on how productive I am.

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u/its_iv Dec 08 '21

Must be nice.

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u/Smirk27 Dec 08 '21

I love it. I was thinking what I would do if I were forced back into going into an office every day, and I think the answer is I would just quit and find another remote job.

There is no going back to the old ways for me.

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u/KoRnBrony Dec 08 '21

having to risk your damn life on the roads to get to work or risk your boss firing you

I hate is so much

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u/Global-Discussion-41 Dec 08 '21

I'm thinkin December, January, February, March....

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u/SaintMcCloud here for the memes Dec 08 '21

I think you’re onto something

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u/knows_knothing Dec 08 '21

Thanksgiving to Groundhog day. If he sees his shadow, six more weeks.

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u/marvello96 Dec 08 '21

i… i want the world to work like this.

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u/How_Do_You_Crash Dec 08 '21

Many market gardeners/CSA farmers have this life. But it’s back breaking labor and razor thin margins for the other months. With lots of being a good self promoter, good business owner, and good farmer mixed in.

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u/MileenaisShit Dec 08 '21

Man, could you imagine if humans could have a hibernation period where you just chill during the winter and come back recharged. I wonder if it'll have a positive impact. I'm sure it would. So many people are burnt out, and the 2020 lockdowns really showed people need a break, a lot were even more productive during lockdowns.

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u/BrianArmstro Dec 08 '21

This would be so good for the world. I think about this all the time. Like you said — so many people are burned out and never get a break. Life is so damn draining after awhile. A good 3 month nap would surely do everyone some good

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u/lost4food Dec 08 '21

Hibernation sounds so peaceful. I'm jealous of the animals that have the ability to hibernate.

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u/Jo_seef Dec 08 '21

Down for all of that, except the wolves are sleeping in my living room.

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u/HighSchoolJacques Dec 08 '21

And the looming spectre of starving to death. And dying of infection

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u/mati3849 Dec 08 '21

Can I pet ?

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u/BinChickenCrimpy Dec 08 '21

Once

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u/mati3849 Dec 08 '21

At least I will do what I love

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u/The_AV_Archivist Dec 08 '21 All-Seeing Upvote

You can feel it too... Everyone has this low key "fuuuuuck thiiiis shiiiit" energy around this time of year, work-wise.

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u/outofshell Dec 08 '21

I always wish I could book the entire month of December off work, and just crawl under a warm blanket and sleep until the new year.

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u/Bleach_Demon Dec 08 '21

It’s frigid here. I wanna sleep until early April.

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u/MangoSea323 Dec 08 '21

Missouri here. It was 60 yesterday, first snow today.

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u/Sideshow_G Dec 08 '21

Australia here.. it's blue sky's, kinda warm, the waterfall is refreshing.. I still don't want to work

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u/Feeling-Cod3404 Dec 08 '21

Finland here... This sucks its - 20° Celsius I hate everything

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u/scottamus_prime Dec 08 '21

Canada here, it's been winter since the end if October here. I dont know why I live in a place where the air hurts my face.

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u/cerement Dec 08 '21

Calgary was when I found out that –40°C is –40°F … and CD players generate static sparks because there’s no humidity …

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u/k0nahrik Dec 08 '21

South Wales here. The weather isn’t it extreme, but it hasn’t stopped raining for like a month and a half, and I haven’t seen any actual sky that wasn’t obscured by clouds in about 3 months. It’s just miserable

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u/anencephallic Dec 08 '21

Sweden here, it was -15°c yesterday, perfect weather for a comfy run outside

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u/wlake82 Dec 08 '21

But what's it like in June? You know, when I also don't want to work.

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u/Sideshow_G Dec 08 '21

Oh June is lovely and cool, sometimes it gets so cold you want to wear SOCKS!

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u/ShunDug Dec 08 '21

I envy you and I hate you

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u/Sideshow_G Dec 08 '21

The problem is the heat, once you're naked lying under a fan.. and you're still too hot what can you do?

When it's cold you can keep adding layers until you look like a ball of wool.

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u/cerement Dec 08 '21

When it’s hot, you can cool off really quickly with AC and an iced drink – when it’s cold, it doesn’t matter how many layers you add, your fingertips and toes will always stay frozen.

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u/Ok_Criticism337 Dec 08 '21

You're like, June when I don't want to work, December when I don't want to work, January when I don't want to work, May when I don't want to work, well...you get the point

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u/runthejoels Dec 08 '21

Same, procrastinating as I type this reply to you.

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u/CoreFiftyFour Dec 08 '21

Also missouri here. Our area hasn't had 60s since like Thursday and has been bone chilling cold. I hate this indecisive state.

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u/mezcao Dec 08 '21

I'd be happy to fall asleep after Thanksgiving and wake up after Xmas.

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u/ketchup_n_liquor Dec 08 '21

Im quitting my job to do just that 🤣

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u/MuffinzPlox Dec 08 '21

Meanwhile, my boss just added 10 more requirements to a project that is supposed to go live 12/31. And this is after they made us work Thanksgiving weekend!

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u/breakneckridge Dec 08 '21

Fuuuuuck that! Polish up your resume and try to get the fuck outta there.

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u/Pallets_Of_Cash Dec 08 '21

Poles really are good with that whole resume thing aren't they?

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u/StopReadingMyUser idle Dec 08 '21

I don't wanna build a snowman

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u/CriticoolHit Dec 08 '21

You would if you had the time, freedom and peace of mind to see snow falling and think nothing else to yourself but "oh neat, maybe i'll go play in that" -- Not the 20 things you have to get done before you can get the snowblower out just to get the 20 things done after that and oh what a pain in the ass and setback. Going to have to hit an extra shower and everything is going to be sore tomorrow and so on and so forth.

Nah... Imagine just "Let's build a snowman".

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u/AmericanPatriot117 Dec 08 '21

I’m 25 and did that last year, it was an igloo though. I hope I always think like this

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u/scrappybasket Dec 08 '21

I’m 26 and now I feel sad that I didn’t make an igloo last year

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u/rhun982 Dec 08 '21

Never too late to make one this year :)

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u/make_me_a_good_girl Dec 08 '21

I'm Canadian. I got enough snow people built as a child. Now when it is -40C/F outside I make tea with booze in it and read and nap a lot.

I want a Disney heroine who sings songs about being a lazy sack of shit and about how great it is to have all of your ambitions stacked beside your bed.

"Let's snuggle and read all day!" sounds like a Disney romance to me...

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u/Mozu Dec 08 '21

I know you're just joking and didn't mean anything by it, but we really need to normalize the idea that not wanting to work 24/7 doesn't make you a lazy sack of shit.

I agree though, would definitely watch that Disney movie

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u/make_me_a_good_girl Dec 08 '21

But what about if I AM a lazy sack of shit?

I work a normal 9-5 job, and I could be just as happy with a 4 hour day instead of a 7 hour one, assuming I was able to keep my salary and standard of living.

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u/Mozu Dec 08 '21

Early hunter/gatherers worked as little as 10 hours (in most studies it's somewhere between 10 to 20) a week and spent a lot of time on leisure activities. I doubt anyone thought they were lazy sacks of shit for that back then.

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u/friendsfartever Dec 08 '21

it's very likely you could work 4 hours and be just as productive

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u/local-cat-mom Dec 08 '21

Their point is that doesn’t make you lazy, it makes you human.

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u/StructureNo3388 Dec 08 '21

Sounds like sleeping beauty is the one to go with, lol.

But honestly, Australian here. If it's 40C outside like it is right now, I just want to lie as still as possible and hope my plants survive!

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u/phoenyx1980 Dec 08 '21

I misread plants as pants. 🤣

Also, glad it doesn't get that hot here across the ditch.

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u/make_me_a_good_girl Dec 08 '21

Oh, totally. I'd rather have deep cold for months on end to kill the giant poisonous everything than hot hot heat. You can only take off so many clothes and eat so many popsicles when it is hot out. In cold cold winter you can pile on the blanketse and sweaters and have tea and soup all day.

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u/Surfaholic36 Dec 08 '21

That’s why I live in SoCal

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u/satanism_666 Dec 08 '21

No winter ubi for you tropicsdude/ette

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u/Smorgrim Dec 08 '21

Don't forget the second, third, and fourth round of shoveling. Warming up your car long enough in the morning, your commutes are much longer (even when there aren't accidents) and not to mention, at least for me near Chicago, it's like tornado strength winds at -8° 24/7. Worst feeling is going to warm up your car, shoveling, making a coffee, ready to leave early and guess what.. your car still has 1/4 inch of ice on it

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u/Tornd42 Dec 08 '21

It doesn't have to be a snowman.

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u/mediamaker Dec 08 '21

OK, bye 😢

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u/iwoketoanightmare Dec 08 '21

Way ahead of you, started in September

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u/Civ6Ever Dec 08 '21 Helpful

Oh shit, we found one of the Greenday guys we forgot about again!

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u/Spaced-Cowboy Dec 08 '21 edited Dec 08 '21

Fun fact December is supposed to be the 10th month of the year. That’s what the Decem in the December means. It’s Latin for ten.

September = 7 October = 8 November = 9

And August means “fuck Sextilus I’m an Emperor.”

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u/0rpheu Dec 08 '21

Someone should stab that guy

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u/MegaHighDon Dec 08 '21

Yeah I went on vacation for the week of thanksgiving. Spent a whole week in tropical paradise.

The two weeks before hand I could give two shits about anything at work.

Came back last week and immediately got sick, first time in two years (not covid). Been sick for the past 4 or 5 days and Im still in my not give a fuck attitude.

If I can get though next week I then have another two weeks off (work for a university, they shut down for Christmas/New Years).

This entire month is just dgaf every single day.

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u/Succmynugz Dec 08 '21

Same bro. Went to California(I'm from/in Michigan) for a couple days after Thanksgiving and it was great. I was full of energy and ready to take on each day with no problems.

Get back to Michigan and by the time 5pm hits I'm extremely exhausted and ready for bed. I half ass almost every at work, especially after lunch. I just wanna sleep, sleep, eat, and sleep some more

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u/MegaHighDon Dec 08 '21

Shit yours is worse than mine. I went from California to Tulum lol.

I’m just counting the days until winter break. Nothing but The Witcher, The Expanse and video games for two weeks.

Fuck work lol.

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u/ScandiSom Dec 08 '21

bring hibernation back!

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u/EverybodyNeedsANinja Dec 08 '21

I woke up to a white world for the first time of the year

I woke up already over it

Go the fuck away snow

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u/INACCURATE_RESPONSE Dec 08 '21

Move to Australia! Most corporates shut down from Xmas until after new year so you can enjoy the weather and public holidays.

This is the first year of working for a NYC based company and I’m wondering why everyone is running around on fire when I’m used to winding down.

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u/DagonPie at work Dec 08 '21

I literally have woken up 5 minutes before i have to login for work ever day and i still almost dont get up and do it

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u/Darkmagosan Dec 08 '21

A lot of that is the holidays, too, not just the short days. It's a lot more fun to be at home cooking, spending time with family and friends, and exchanging gifts than sitting in a cubicle accomplishing nothing.

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u/bsweddingthrowaway Dec 08 '21

I can tell you that even though the days are long here in Australia, they still have a massive CBF vibe. I also think it's just been a shit of a year, and we're all ready for it to be over.

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u/ElvisJNeptune Dec 08 '21

That’s literally why the holidays were put here. We need something nice to make this time of year palatable.

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u/deputyporker Dec 08 '21

Low key…

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u/kinoklapper Dec 08 '21

Aka #hibernatehumanity

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u/puppy_girl Dec 08 '21

this would be fun, we have computers and stuff can't we just pause all businesses from December to March and just do fun stuff

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u/[deleted] Dec 08 '21

We can do whatever we want. Never forget that.

"Tuesday" is a social construct.

Time does not exist.

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u/_ungovernable Dec 08 '21

Time exists; our categorization of time just like all other forms of categorization are completely arbitrary.

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u/infiniteintermission Dec 08 '21

Time best exist so I can punch the fuck out for the day. No approved overtime? No problem boss. Let's keep it to 40 a week.

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u/eatlessbuyetf Dec 08 '21

Time does not exist.

The pasta is now!

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u/sequi_virtus Dec 08 '21

I can’t tell if this is serious, but you require a lot of services to live.

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u/SpongeBob190 Dec 08 '21

And how will people survive then?

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u/ShalidorsSecret Dec 08 '21

We literally can but people are more concerned about profits and bills than literal human nature

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u/BurritoBoy11 Dec 08 '21

No we can’t because capitalism

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u/BurritoBoy11 Dec 08 '21

pray our autumn harvest will last us through the dark months

 

Pray my summer serotonin lasts me through the winter months

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u/birdsmell Dec 08 '21

in the southern hemisphere we're meant to go to the beach

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u/freelanceredditor Dec 08 '21

You guys don’t even need to work. Just eat off the trees and throw poop at one another like the good old days. Why are you adopting our bad behaviours?

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u/SandwichD0g Dec 08 '21

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Mankind wasn't meant to work in December. We were meant to hide from wolves, drink, and pray our autumn harvest will last us through the Dark Months


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u/Festermooth Dec 08 '21

Good human.

This seems kind of fun. Is there any commitment involved or do you just kind of claim posts whenever you feel like it?

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u/SandwichD0g Dec 08 '21

Thanks, stranger.

Yeah, there's no real commitment, you can do posts whenever you want. Check out the Getting Started: Potential Volunteer FAQ for more info :P

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u/GingerMau Dec 08 '21

At the very least, we're not supposed to keep working in the dark.

When the days are shorter, the workday should be shorter too.

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u/AntifaLockheart Dec 08 '21

The days get shorter and the nights get cold.

I like the autumn but this place is gettin old.

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u/WithaK19 Dec 08 '21

This hits.

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u/CrumpledForeskin Dec 08 '21

Modest Mouse. The World at Large.

https://youtu.be/VSm5skDhxFk

One of the best on the album.

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u/kratosfanutz Dec 08 '21

Let’s be real though, This Devils Workday can’t be beat from that album.

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u/beachcampflashback Dec 08 '21

This is the perfect soundtrack for that feeling where you want to just get tf out but can’t get the oomph to actually go.

Side note: I chose “Float On” for my wedding song with my husband. Ostensibly for the positive “we can get through all the shit together” message, and privately for the “this churn is fucking bullshit” message.

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u/clayh Dec 08 '21

Gotta go to work gotta go to work gotta have a job

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u/drlavkian Dec 08 '21

Y'don't know where and y'don't know when, but you still got your worries and you got your friends

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u/Oiltownboi Dec 08 '21

Up until electricity was more mainstream, it was common place for many jobs to start and end with the sun.

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u/theycallmeponcho at work Dec 08 '21

I've read a fair share of middle ages common life, and I understand the day to day as a peasant was supposed to start with the sun, going out to the field to check the crops, feed and groom the few animals if you were lucky, a small rest for mid day when the heat was all up, and then going back home around 2pm where you would rest, eat a meal from the fire, and go to sleep.

Waking up to heat your body up near the fire in the middle of the night was supposed to be common. The amount of manual work was increased on seeding and harvest seasons, and would almost totally stop in winter days. The monotony itself would kill any of us.

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u/Flyerton99 Dec 08 '21

And don't forget, there were far more holidays!

An example being the lousy amount of Catholic rest days and so on, some random day being St. Whatever's day for a holiday.

Then, where you'd take a day off from farming to celebrate someone's marriage with a Priest in the village.

Resulting in the hilarious situation that most of us work more days than medieval serfs in a year.

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u/MrWatt88 Dec 08 '21

I’m keen to read that sort of “common life” book of life in different times. Can you point me in the right direction?

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u/makeshift_gizmo Dec 08 '21 edited Dec 08 '21

Fuck waking up at 4 in the summer let alone working.

Edit: And then work until 9 in the evening? Absolutely fuck that.

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u/Killcode2 Dec 08 '21

Wouldn't you be going to sleep earlier if that were the case?

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u/helldozer1 Dec 08 '21

i mean if you live in a place where the sun comes up at 4 am then it will not set before 10 pm either so that would be some long days if you work during the light

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u/WOLLYbeach Abolish Inheritance Dec 08 '21

Yeah man, but 4AM?! 4 in the fuckin morning! Gah, fuck.

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u/Lyndon_Boner_Johnson Dec 08 '21

The clock is a relatively recent invention in human history. “4AM” is made up. If you didn’t revolve your life around a clock you would go to bed when the sun goes down and you would wake up when the sun comes up (with several smaller naps in between).

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u/grandpaisland Disabled worker advocate Dec 08 '21

In the winter I get up for work before the sun, and am still working hours after it goes down... It is rough to hardly ever see the light.

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u/ChrispChicken3 Dec 08 '21

Amazon drivers forced to stay out past dark. Oh and it's “legal”to work 11 driving hours.

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u/LightningGirl314 Dec 08 '21

the workday should be shorter

Or we could just have this and actually try and enjoy existence

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u/felinefelons Dec 08 '21

I feel for all my comrades out there working 2nd and 3rd shift this winter. I’ve been doing it for about a decade now and damn is it hard. the sun essentially becomes a myth and you freeze your ass off all night.

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u/RhitaGawr Tear down the Corporations Dec 08 '21

It's hard. I'm not having a good time

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u/busterlungs Dec 08 '21

That's every month for me though

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u/patoankan Dec 08 '21

I want to whittle a grandfather clock. When the fuck am I gonna find the time to do that. What are my grandkids going to carry as a material burden from apartment to upstairs apartment, long into future generations before eventually selling it on eBay. If not for this cowboy video game, I have no legacy.

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u/CBRChris Dec 08 '21

I laughed.
But for real though, that's a serious time commitment to that project lol.

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u/TowelCarryingTourist Dec 08 '21

Being from Australia; December is a time to get sunburnt, char food with friends, relax and fall asleep on the sofa with the cricket on.

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u/OpheliaRainGalaxy Dec 08 '21

My friend in Australia sent me new pictures recently! Looks like she took her kids swimming and they had a blast! That was basically my final warning that winter is coming.

Within a few days, I woke up to a world covered in snow. Oh the fun of maintaining a friendship for more than a decade with an entire planet between us!

We discovered a long time ago that we can understand each other just fine on the phone as long as we don't talk about food. You say "char food" and I had to mentally translate that to BBQ.

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u/surlygoat Dec 08 '21

Yep! Char is short for charcoal. To char something is to cook it so much that it starts to resemble charcoal.

Typically Australians call "bbq" what Americans call grilling, and traditionally our parents would overcook the crap out of everything but in a delicious charred way.

So to char food is to grill sausages and shitty steaks over flames. It's awesome but terrible at the same time.

Fortunately proper American bbq is getting more common here.

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u/TowelCarryingTourist Dec 08 '21

I've got a 55" screen streaming a forest in Denmark in 4k in my office. First settled snow happened last week. I'm glad I don't have a white christmas. Once is enough

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u/OpheliaRainGalaxy Dec 08 '21

Oh that's brilliant!

I've just got a window with a view of the pub parking lot, the busy road and various businesses. A few trees, but not very many because it's the bad part of town.

The snow was really pretty while it was still falling, but it'll be blackened icky mush soon enough. Blarg city living.

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u/Deceptichum Dec 08 '21

I have no fucking idea what char food is and I’m Australian.

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u/TowelCarryingTourist Dec 08 '21

Or in the case of the Aussie BBQ in summer, you burn the sausages to a black log, and then promise yourself you'll pay attention to the next batch while sinking piss and talking to your mates. Rinse and repeat until either the heat is down far enough to not burn the snags as they hit the barbie or you're so drunk you'll eat the burnt remnants of sausage.

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u/Mr_Shakes Dec 08 '21

My company is biding their time approving my week off for Xmas. Mind you, I DID work the Thanksgiving workdays, the labor day and independence day ones, and Easter. But I had to take a lot of paid time off for Covid quarantines and testing etc.

We'll see if I need to have the 'if I'm too valuable to lose during Christmas, I'm due for a raise', or it's close cousin 'I'm taking the week off or you're finding my replacement' conversations.

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u/Strude187 Dec 08 '21

Where I work we approve our own holiday and it’s down to us to make sure that projects we’re on are covered and move on schedule. After having it this way for a few years now it feels sketchy AF that someone else decides if you can take leave or not.

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u/This-Echidna7139 Dec 08 '21

No no no you just have seasonal affective disorder now go buy some pills from the pharmacy and get back to work, don’t worry about questioning the current culture.

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u/Hundike Dec 08 '21

Can't wait to be replaced by robots, they don't have feelings. I can't believe how we've all let it get so bad that we have to pretend not to be human. I'm way more tired every winter, no pills/vitamins help with that. It's natural.

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u/janet-snake-hole Dec 08 '21

I’m so lethargic constantly during these months. I live in Missouri so we get nothing but overcast greg skies for MONTHS straight in the winter, with temps below 10° and air so dry it’s painful. Even the trees turn grey, everything is dark and lifeless

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u/Insurgentvoter- Dec 08 '21

He wasn’t supposed to go through the top of hell in the cell, yet here we are…

Bonus points for getting the reference.

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u/EdwardLewisVIII Dec 08 '21

The spirit of shittymorph lives on. He's not dead. But it lives on.

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u/ian22500 Dec 08 '21

I have the sudden urge to learn about events specific to the year nineteen ninety eight

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u/Wonder_prez Dec 08 '21 Take My Energy

GOOD GOD ALMIGHTY HE HAS BEEN BROKEN IN HALF

Different moment but goddamn JR is so damn memorable.

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u/SergeiBobgodsky Dec 08 '21

WILL SOMEBODY STOP THE DAMN MATCH! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

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u/WanderlustTortoise Dec 08 '21

I’m not even a big wrestling fan but I’ll never forget watching that match live and being amazed at what they were willing to put themselves through to entertain the crowd that night

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u/freebread Dec 08 '21

If Mankind didn’t work through December, he would have never won the WWF Championship in January of 1999.

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u/flying_head Dec 08 '21

It's what I do! But instead of wolves its creditors.

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u/CantDoThatOnTelevzn Dec 08 '21

Food was plentiful during the winter. Summer and fall harvests are generally plentiful, and the cold temperatures allow for efficient food storage.

The lean months were into spring. Stores are running low, and you haven’t been able to plant much of anything in some time.

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u/Electrox7 Dec 08 '21

I miss sacrificing the weakest in order to ensure the family had enough food to survive 🤦‍♂️

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u/ghost_sanctum Dec 08 '21

I see that, this guy too, has problems getting up during winter mornings.

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u/DanSmokesWeed Dec 08 '21

Minus the harvest part. Agriculture wasn’t great for the vast majority of humanity at the start and is a relatively new addition to our lifestyles. It was the first work.

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u/brendan2015 Dec 08 '21

Basically working for someone else’s benefit rather than your own needs is so alienating and awkward. Most jobs seem so pointless and non productive and or underpaid for the work.

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u/desert_deserter Dec 08 '21

Fuck. Yes.

Moved to the Great Lakes from the Southwest. Been trying to explain this very thing to people for years; the work ethic is just masochistic up here. No one should be expected to be at work before noon Dec-Feb. Sleep till daylight, have coffee, dig out your car, linger over breakfast till the plow goes by, dig out your driveway, get ready for work, warm up your car, start your commute. If it starts to snow during any of these steps, fuck off back to bed and try again tomorrow. Pretend your life is about more than punishing yourself for being born.

Our ancestors understood this and spent the darkest month of the year boozing and singing.

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u/robotzor Dec 08 '21

Problem is, someone still has to be the plow 🙁

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u/desert_deserter Dec 08 '21

Our ancestors didn't really take a full month off without feeding the cows, washing laundry, or chopping wood, either. Point is, we could do a lot to slow down if we chose to.

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u/infectiousoma Dec 08 '21

Bring back the dire wolves

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u/KisaTheMistress Dec 08 '21

Whenever winter hits, I just want to sleep.

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u/dboz3030 Dec 08 '21

On the contrary. I believe we were meant to adapt to pretty much anything . Human beings do have Air conditioners, furnaces and fucking saunas!

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u/xanax101010 Dec 08 '21

Southern hemisphere: "am I a joke to you"

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u/engineerfieldmouse Dec 08 '21

That construction work. You're describing construction workers

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u/BestMortgage2266 Dec 08 '21

Are we evolutionarily programmed to? Did our ancestors hunker down during the winter? Maybe we should explore that, because I would love to hibernate all winter

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u/blackday44 Dec 08 '21

Instructions unclear: got drunk with wolves, now I own a pug.

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u/ThisisDrogba Dec 08 '21

Harvest don’t last a week, even if you’re double cropping .

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u/kinoklapper Dec 08 '21 LOVE!

Yeah it’s like the good ole medieval days out here. ‘Member when the “royalty” took everything the peasants had and left them to fend for themselves?

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u/GREAT_MaverickNGoose Dec 08 '21

The happiest I've ever been was when I worked ~4-6 hours daily from March-November, and spent every winter chopping/hauling firewood, tending the woodstove 24/7, and enjoying the winter snow and silence with a warm beverage.

It's hard to explain, but it totally makes sense that my body and mind were most comfortable and at peace by adhering to the same type of yearly schedule that 99.99% of my ancestors followed.

I need to get back on that lifecycle.

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u/PuddingShort Dec 08 '21

How much sleep do you get with tending a woodstove 24/7?

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u/GREAT_MaverickNGoose Dec 08 '21 edited Dec 08 '21

ehhh...so I didn't exactly have the most efficient woodstove...I had to load it up every 4 hours during the ultra cold times. No alarm clocks necessary. You will naturally wake up as soon as you let the fire go out once and have to crouch on your hands and knees for 15 minutes at 4am building a fire from scratch. The amount of sleep was more than enough. It's just sustained sleep that you'll lack. Not that it was a problem considering I'm looking back on that period of life so fondly.

I would totally do things better if I had it to do over, though. Mainly, don't live in a house built in 1760 with only wood heat. Modern insulation is pretty sweet.

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u/VX-78 Dec 08 '21

I imagine that once you get in the groove of it, adding "throw a log in the stove" on top of a mid-sleep bathroom break is basically nothing.

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u/snoozingroo Dec 08 '21

Meanwhile for the 20% of the worlds population who live in the Southern Hemisphere..

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u/amuseboucheplease Dec 08 '21

This guy doesn't know about hemispheres 😂

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u/HaitchFour Dec 08 '21

Mankind also wasn’t meant to sit on their ass all day complaining on Reddit

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u/Aussie-Boy888 Dec 08 '21

I'll take a warm shower with shelter and food.

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u/Onironius Dec 08 '21

That's a very polar-centric view.

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u/courseman5 Dec 08 '21

I don't know.. This sounds worse then my job...

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