Moving to Orlando Was the Warmest Idea We Had to Rid Ourselves of the Winter Blues
When I was young I could take long winters. I did not think much about them. Then the cold started to bother me. However, what really got to me was the lack of sunshine. The short days got even worse when Daylight Savings Time would end, and it was dark outside before I even got home from work. That really worked on me. Once when we were video chatting with relatives in Florida; it was still daylight when it was dark up home. They live in some really nice Orlando apartments. I was wondering how they could be in the daylight when they are on the same East Coast time. Then I figured it out.
The angle of the sun was now coming up from the Southern Hemisphere where it was now summer. So, they would get a little longer time of daylight even in the winter than we would up north. I was jealous. It was a nice warm 79 degrees there and I was sitting in the cold. My wife told me we should just move. I was ready to move, but we waited. When the frigid February arrived, I got us plane tickets to Orlando. We stayed a couple of days with relatives, then we signed a lease on some nice Orlando apartments we found where we could bring our dog too.
I did not want to head back up north to our apartment up there. We have an online business, so we can pretty much work from anywhere. We bought some furniture and was settling in for a long stay. Our dog was with us, and we were happy as could be. We planned to wait until it was warm out to get our stuff from our apartment up north. The refrigerator would have some spoiled milk when we got back, but every other thing in the apartment should be intact. We found that we were happy living with less in a really nice place where it was warm.