Oh I know what you mean JC! I really do. I long for the mountains near the coastal town I used to call home back in CA. I hate it out here in the high desert. Every year I am here I feel more and more like I need to leave.
While we don't have your humidity, we have heat, and we have cold. Granted not cold like alot of those folks in the north-east get, but we get at least one good snow day a year; this year we got 7" of snow ... if you get snow, it's too cold! At least with the cold I can layer up, or bundle up some how. More blankets, a bed warmer, heavy coats, sweaters, gloves, furry boats; I can wear half my wardrobe if I need to so I stay warm.
But the heat. Oh the merciless heat of the high desert! I live an hour from Las Vegas, in Nevada's high desert. Our summer's average 114. While we don't have humidity it's enough to make you feel like you should stand on a spinning platform and become a human rotiserie. Oh how I can't abide the heat. In my book the heat is worse then the cold. It doesn't hurt like the cold ... it hurt's in it's own unique way, and it makes my skin sensative to the touch because it becomes so swollen. You can always put on more layers in the winter, but in the summer you can strip down to your birthday suit and still be to hot to want to move! Leaving the house isn't an option for me, not unless the sun is down. I spend almost all my time in the house or in a pool, just trying to stay cool.
I think one of the things that keeps me here though is my family. I think if I moved back to California, at least I have family near by that would help out provided I lived close enough near them, but otherwise I would effectively be stranding myself. Probably not the best idea for me currently. Family can mean alot though, even, as you said, if you only see them once a week.
Perhaps an extended vacation? Go "home" for a little while to see if that's truely where you want to be again. If it's only one season you have to worry about maybe you can share some tips or tricks with others here on how they combat that tempature. You need to do what's best for you. *hugs*
Originally injured 10/26/2007 - Initial diagnosis; Tendonitis
Spent next year seeing specialist after specialist; Bone, Muscle, Hand, Neurologist, Chriopractor, Physical Therapist...
Went through a battery of tests, multiple MRI's
11/16/09 I was finally diagnosed CRPS - Stage 2
Permanently disabled, on Percoset.
February 2011 successful SCSU trial
No surgeon willing to do my SCSU Implant