Well that's what it was "diagnosed" as...anyway! I feel like old "Lonesome George" lately.. It's NOT the preps, not the lists, not the costs, and not even the persistent nagging, that I have forgotten or overlooked something. It's something I have never dealt with before. It's a lack of inter-personal communications. A lack of one on one talking. Such a small and Simple small thing. Isn't that ridiculous? Now I suppose that this makes me a lousy prepper or survivalist. It's very strange to suddenly find yourself craving another human being to talk to..share ideas with... even talk about the weather, or anything at all. Now some people have family members that are around to converse with.....good or bad. It's something. It seems to me that even though I am still in the bustling city and have a phone, electric, satellite tv, internet, and all the regular junk that goes with it, in the end, it seems people will at some time or another, "like" to have someone else to talk to. The cat ignores me, the dogs only want to be petted and fed, and the only external stimulus I get now is from the junk emails trying to sell me things! It's like the satellite tv! My youngest son works 7 days a week and when he's not sleeping, he is busy with his girlfriend. My oldest son is married, has 2 kids, works as a full time detective for the Sheriff's office, and is now taking full time classes, to get his Bachelor's degree. That leaves the roommate. He works all the time and when he's not working, he's sleeping. That leaves a lot of open territory! The "two" people I could call on the phone, are of no help at all...Gossip and mundane weather reports is all I get from them. I have a few people I keep in touch with via the internet, but only in short paragraphs...nothing more. Not what you'd call "socializing" by any ,means. There are some local so called "meet up" groups in the valley here, but I have seen and attended few of them and I won't be attending any more in the future. They have no structure and no leadership and no redeeming qualities. So it's a real dilemna for me.