I know, it’s a long title, but it best suits my dilemma. I have not had a scope out in (I believe) months. At first it was due to bad skies and bad timing. The few times the sky cooperated I was tied up, etc. I tried to compensate with my new Scenix binocs from Orion, but as much as I like binocs they are not the same as a scope. Now, I am loosing motivation. Under normal conditions I scan the weather and dark sky charts. I check outside at night for an opening. But I am loosing that drive. I got up early enough to run this morning and noticed Jupiter. The sky wasn’t great, but not so much to effect Jupiter. I used to rush out my “grab and go” for a quick look, but this morn I just couldn’t make the push. I need some decent sky in a hurry. Just a final question: has anyone had this problem in the past, a lack of motivation? If so, how did you cope? I’ve been in this hobby for 19 1/2 years. This is a new one on me.