I live pretty near the Canadian border, and even I have his first problem for a portion of the year. In fact, since I start work fairly early, this is the first week I've actually seen first light for just a minute or two as I walk in to work from my car... it's glorious for me because I miss the sun so much. It doesn't last a terribly long time, but there is about a month in the dead of winter where there is no sun when I come in to work and it has already gone down by the time I leave... I don't know how people live further North, where I am now is depressing enough to me as it is, I like the sun a little too much and I swear never seeing it (save for if I go out for lunch) really messes with my sleep cycles.
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