Monday, November 7, 2011

How to add three hours to your day


Yesterday was day light savings time, if you live in my part of the world. (In Bicester, England, where Christy lives, it was last week.)

My husband was out of town, so I woke up with determination. I might be creative and practical and intentional, but mechanical or mathematical, I AM NOT. So, I had my morning tea, put on my thinking cap and set out . . . and I changed all the clocks in our apartment. (feeling quite proud)

Jenny had spent the night and wanted to head back to her apartment around noon. We scurried around all morning, getting everything done on our list, to make sure she could return home on time.

Do you already know where this is going? Time sure was going fast . . .

Jenny and I had a huge laugh, just moments before she left, when we realised that I had set the clocks the wrong direction. Even saying, "in the fall, we fall back", means nothing in my head.

Ha, we had "gained" three hours. Jenny left at 10:00 and had a wonderful day at home.

image credit: vintage clock 

12 comments:

  1. oh my Glenda! You sound like me. That is such a good laugh to have together isn't it?
    It is darker here earlier tonight. I always struggle with this time change. Me and no light = yuck:)
    But all is well. Hope your evening is winding down beautifully.
    xo

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  2. Oh my! Sounds like something I might have done. As it was, I kept checking our clocks with my cell phone to make sure I had adjusted the time correctly. Glad it is over with and doesn't have to be done here in the states again till the spring! :)

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  3. You give new meaning to time flies :-). I hope all is well. Blessings...Mary

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  4. Too funny! Oh well, I suppose all the clocks tell the correct time now!

    Have a great day! We are to have a warm sunny one here...may see 70 today =)

    Doris

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  5. That is SO funny!! I thought of you on Sunday...I was in O'hare for almost 3 hours!

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  6. Oh my. This is hilarious! Bet you were in bed by 8pm! I loathe the whole Daylight Savings Time thing and wish it would be abolished.

    Oh, by the way, my hubby will be in Chicago on business next week, and my teen girl and I almost came with him (we visited Chicago 3 years ago and loved it!). But I have 12 people arriving at our house starting on November 19th, so I decided the better part of valor was to stay home and prepare. Anyway, if we had come, I wanted to meet you for coffee/tea! Maybe another time...

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  7. Mathematical you are not, she quotes. This is even funnier than you intended I think. When one considers that changing the clocks in the wrong direction would make you two hours off, not three. :)
    Love you!
    A math loving friend.

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  8. Spring forward....fall back... The dog who has always eaten at 6pm starts whining hungry noises at 5pm now...

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  9. That is funny! I didn't tell our youngest about DST and sent him to bed at the regular time. The next morning, he thanked me for letting him sleep in till 8:30! We just had to giggle.

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  10. This is too funny Glenda!! We changed time zones when we crossed the border so we had no idea what time it was!! Made for lots of laughs for sure. I am still catching up on your 31 days ~ I am so so behind :o(

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  11. I came looking for some great tips and a got a great story instead!

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