When summer rolls around my outdoor activities pretty much stop and as a result I've only done cursory visits to the forums. Somehow I entirely missed all this bad streak you have been experiencing!
I'm glad to hear (though not at all surprised) that the forum at large has helped you get going again. It's a extraordinary community here.
Best of luck with everything! I'm looking forward to hanging with you again (Check the Northern Hang thread
being organized by Canoeski! It looks like it'll be a great time!)