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Happy 10-11-12 !


Oct 11 2012, 2:50pm

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Happy 10-11-12 ! Can't Post

Fall is definitely here. I promise I won't make anybody listen to my biannual whine about Daylight Savings Time.Cool

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Oct 11 2012, 3:15pm

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I'll listen to your biannual whine! [In reply to] Can't Post

I only like the one when we get an extra hours sleep (I can never remember which way round it is ...) Blush

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Oct 11 2012, 3:26pm

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We are falling back, so you'll lose an hour... [In reply to] Can't Post

it's in early November here this year. "Summer time" as I think the English call it, seems to be a longer stretch than it was at first. At least then we had the advantage of knowing to change our smoke detector batteries then. Now it's just useless...but, I know, I promised...

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Oct 11 2012, 3:42pm

Post #4 of 13 (232 views)
Um, [In reply to] Can't Post

we do fall back an hour, but that results in gaining an hour of sleep. Or awake. Smile

In any case, it also means that the sun will set an hour earlier, which gives me less time to do things outside with Little D. Sledding by streetlight, anyone?

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(This post was edited by Delrond on Oct 11 2012, 3:43pm)


Oct 11 2012, 4:19pm

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Oh yep, you're right. [In reply to] Can't Post

I only got about 3 hours sleep last night so don't mind me.

Righty oh! Then I will complain about the difficulty in setting the time on the grandfather clock again. Not everything is digital, Mr. Mitch Daniels!

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Oct 11 2012, 4:24pm

Post #6 of 13 (242 views)
I keep the gain/loss thing straight... [In reply to] Can't Post

...because, when I worked for the schools, I sometimes had to get up quite early. Like 6 am. As the year went on, it got harder and harder because working in the schools (especially inner city ones with dysfunctional administrations) is hard! So I just got wearier, physically and mentally.

In April, DST would hit and I'd have to get up even earlier. It usually knocked me out to get up that early and I never recovered till the school year was over.

That said, I love DST. :-)

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Oct 11 2012, 4:56pm

Post #7 of 13 (231 views)
Ugh, the digital ones are worse! [In reply to] Can't Post

They have to be re-set every time the power goes out, which seems to happen annoyingly frequently these days ... harumph Mad.


Oct 11 2012, 5:02pm

Post #8 of 13 (220 views)
the problem with my grandfather clock... [In reply to] Can't Post

is getting the time chime to synchronize with the number of strikes. You aren't supposed to set those clocks back you are supposed to wind ahead until you get to the right time. Then the strike isn't right, and it doesn't auto correct. What I usually do is leave mine at Standard Time (or God's time, as it's referred to in the Mapp and Lucia books by E.F.Benson) so that more than half the year it's an hour off. It's right at Christmas time.Mad Give me a digital clock anytime--except that I love this old clock.

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(This post was edited by Patty on Oct 11 2012, 5:03pm)

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Oct 11 2012, 6:21pm

Post #9 of 13 (201 views)
I'm not a fan of Daylight Savings [In reply to] Can't Post

Here on the Anvil of the Sun, aka, Texas, DST means the evenings are too hot to do anything until too late to do anything, if you see what I mean. I'd also rather not get up before dawn if I can help it.

Ah well. If that's the worst thing I have to complain about....


Oct 11 2012, 7:13pm

Post #10 of 13 (191 views)
We just sprang forward [In reply to] Can't Post

And thank goodness it happened in the first weekend of the school holidays. The children I work with are very sensitive to the change and can be pretty unbearable for the first week or two after the clocks change.
I'm not a big fan myself, but one must go with the masses. Unless I just keep my clocks where I want them and move to the rhythm of my own time...which could be problematic.


Oct 12 2012, 2:39pm

Post #11 of 13 (216 views)
I ran around all day telling everyone. [In reply to] Can't Post

And I signed and dated as many things as I could just because it's so cool!!!

Happy belated 10/11/12, Patty :)


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Oct 12 2012, 10:37pm

Post #12 of 13 (163 views)
Right back at you girl! / [In reply to] Can't Post


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Ethel Duath

Oct 13 2012, 3:45am

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I said it to everyone [In reply to] Can't Post

in every store, plus all my violin students. All of them were very blase about it! Thank goodness people here know how to enjoy such fun and simple things.Smile


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