Up in snow country, folks get something called cabin fever.
Days are short. Weather is ice cold. Travel, if possible, is treacherous.
People get trapped indoors and lethargic. They need something, like perhaps spring, to make them want to bust out.
In a way, the economy is like cabin fever.
The price of fuel has folks staying close to home, less adventurous, to say the least.
Yours truly is no exception.
With gasoline prices at around $4.10-$4.15 a gallon, staying instead of straying had become the rule.