So this is time change
And what have you done
The clocks are moved forward
To gain us more sun

Time change sort of catches me by surprise every year.  It usually takes me two or three days to get all the clocks moved around to the correct time (the one on the car stereo takes the longest because I can’t remember how to change it.  Usually I spend an entire drive home or to work mucking with it at great risk to life and limb rather than reading the manual while stopped in a parking lot).  The spring change is nice for light in the evenings, though.  It’s probably worth all the rough mornings and being hungry at 10:30am and wanting dinner at 4:45.  I’m with Saskatchewan in my heart of hearts.  It’s too bad Ontario hasn’t a strong enough agronomic economy to let the cattle farmers force our hands.

The fall change is much easier to sort out.  I am perfectly happy to go to bed at 10:00pm and feel like it’s 11:00.  The sleeping in the next morning is fabulous.  Every year I make a little deal with myself that I will hold to this new paradigm of reasonable bedtimes and it usually takes me about a week to forget all about it.  The fall change requires a great deal more work with most of our clocks, too.  The clock on the stove in particular takes a long time to get all the way around the 23 hours.

I am foregoing the semi-annual check of smoke detectors.  In the middle of January I went around and replaced all the ones in the house.  The lady who used to own our house bought three new ones for us before she left because she couldn’t remember when the existing ones had been installed (this was very sweet of her.  She also bought us a box of batteries for them).  I really ought to go around and check that they work every week as recommended.  If you don’t hear from me, it’s because I’ve forgotten to do so.

i hope you had fun