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Cabin Fever Hitting North Texans All Over Again

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – If anyone knows that history repeats itself, it’s Ashley Livingston. CBS 11 first met Livingston during Superbowl week when all of North Texas was covered in ice and snow.

Back then, Livingston was suffering from a touch of cabin fever. “Anyone you’re around 24/7 for an extended period of time, you’re gonna get on each others nerves,” said Livingston last February 3.

Like many parents, Ashley found herself trapped indoors for days on end, trying to entertain her young children with no place to go.

Now fast forward nearly six months and you’ll hear this from the Dallas mother of two. “Last winter we couldn’t leave the house, because the roads were too bad. At this point, we’re not leaving the house because it’s too hot.”

The Livingston home in the Lake Highlands neighborhood of Dallas is once again being held hostage by the weather. Ashley says it’s too hot to play in the backyard,  too hot to ride bikes and too hot to even go to the neighborhood pool. “If you go over to the pool, it’s like bath water. Plus, he (2-year-old son) doesn’t need to be out in that kind of heat.”

These days, you’ll find Livingston and her kids in familiar surroundings at home fighting that old familiar foe called cabin fever. History does repeat itself.

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