You know what they say-- admitting there is a problem is half the battle in solving it. Are you hopelessly addicted to Cape Cod? Here are some of the warning signs:
You enjoyed pruning your roses so much, that someone had to point out your arms are bleeding.
The plumber told you the pipes would freeze if you didn't stop taking outdoor showers after Halloween.
You see snow and think "It's a great beach day!"
There's a terrific sunset at Skaket Beach but you can't take the camera off your son and his buddy skimboarding.
You bought a suburban so you could haul the hydrangea cuttings to the dump.
A ship's anchor on the beach looks perfectly normal to you.
This is how you define "pile up". (Aftermath of Hurricane Bob, Allen Harbor, Harwich Port, 1993)
If you answered "yes " to any three of these questions, you are addicted to Cape Cod. The recommended treatment is "desensitization" which involves spending way more time here.
Take heart. There are Cape Cod addicts all over the place. You'll have plenty of company.