I can relate, too. I'm pretty much a shut in here in Taiwan. I'm either in my house, on the farm, or at the beach. That's about it. I have no desire to go out or interract with any other people, drive in the pyschotic traffic, enjoy the smoke and grime from all the trucks, and of course the crowds of people who need to be touching elbows at all times!
However, when I'm back in America from July 1 ~ August 30 and during Chinese New Year, I'm hardly ever in the house except to sleep. I'm too busy wrenching on my automobiles, driving the twisties with my rag top down, doing home improvement projects (thanks Home Depot), surfing, paddle boarding, fishing, diving, hiking, camping, hunting, BBQing and going to Luaus. I have no desire to watch TV and I rarely look at Forumosa or use the Internet for anything other than email or perhaps shopping for another car to add to my collection.
The time wasted in Taiwan is simply the period I must wait until I can go back to the US and enjoy my life. Only 61 more days remaining until I depart for the good life!