The weather and the problem of getting up to go to work in the dark and then coming home from school -or work; it's late enough in the year that it doesn't matter any more- really depresses me. I don't remember the short days and overall lack of sunlight bothering me like this when I was growing up in Maryland. Is the change in latitude really that significant? Or is this a function of age? It might be just something I've acquired through being around so many people who are affected by this sort of thing - my ex complained constantly about seasonal affective disorder and got very ursine in the winters.
Another reason to go home to Washington, as if I needed one.