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November 5, 2018

Ch-ch-ch-changes.......

Basically, this is the crux of the matter, lol..

Most of us don't think of it this way (see above) ~ we see it not as "more time", just more time to play outside.  Last night I exclaimed "It's 6:30 and totally dark out!!".  This is what we don't like.  But really, does it make sense to ALWAYS be on daylight savings time?  I just want this madness to end ~ and based on what I hear on the radio, the majority of people (Europe included) don't want the time to change twice a year.  It's already proven that productivity declines and especially in the spring, it messes up my sleep schedule.  

The problem is no one can agree if we should return to regular time or stay on daylight savings time.  Therein lies the conundrum.  No one agrees on what we should do, well, except for the few states that don't participate at all.  I think we should just take the government out of the equation and put it to a vote and be done with it.  

The time change isn't the only change going on in our household right now.  Romeo can't renew his provisional license anymore so is forced to be demoted to substitute teaching until he takes and passes his final test before he can apply for his license.  This creates a challenge, as it will mean a reduction of pay, and the loss of insurance.  I kinda saw the handwriting on the wall a few months ago and took care of my medical appointments and had an eye exam with a new contacts lens subscription.  He is frustrated and angry, and I can't blame him for that.  But it also means that he is grumpy and isn't sleeping well.  Part of the problem is that the dept. of education called this summer and told him he was scheduled for the wrong test, so he cancelled and rescheduled ~ only to discover that he was signed up for the right one.  So he missed that test date and had to reschedule.  The test is in December.  And what do you want to bet that they will deny his benefits for the summer because of the break in licensing?  In the meantime, regardless of how this will all work out, he is going to look for another job.  

Love, 365

14 comments:

  1. My wish, go halfway between. Switch the time by 30 minutes and leave it there. Within a year, everything will be sorted out, even the cows coming to get milked will have adjusted, or not, by then.

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    1. Although it's certainly an alternative, I'm not a fan of the 30 min idea. It just seems silly to manipulate time like that! But I'll go with whatever, as long as we don't have to change twice a year!

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  2. Poor guy! Stuck in the red tape dept. Until that happens, Christmas hiring is going to happen.

    Calif has Prop 7 to approve keeping same time all the time. Arizona and Utah are in the boat. Oh, how I hate time change.

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    2. ~Just goes to show I can't reply from my phone ~ small buttons, lol.
      I saw that CA voters approved Prop 7, but now government has to approve. I see some trouble......

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  3. I was going to say what Beans said.

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    1. Really? I wouldn't have thought Cranky would go for the 1/2 hour option. Just goes to show ya never really know a person, haha.

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  4. Oh my that is just horrible. I would be cranky too! As for the time - I am with you as you know.
    It was dark at 5pm last night. It was rainy cold and dark. I wanted to crawl into bed not make dinner. Whichever way they go I will adjust - just KEEP IT THERE!!!

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  5. I vote to do away with it. PITA changing the clocks. Before I retired, I knew twice a year part of my crew would be early or late and that Monday wouldn't be productive.

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    1. Study after study shows more and more negatives to changing the time. I don't really care what they do as long as we don't have to adjust to losing and hour. It takes me 2 weeks to feel right again.

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  6. DST sucks. I hate it even more now that I have young children. Best of luck to Romeo in getting everything resolved.

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    1. Thank you! It will all be resolved in a month or so. He's better now that he's had a little time to adjust to the news.

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  7. Still unhappy that DST happened.

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    1. Me too. I looked at the clock and figured it would be close to bedtime, but it's still hours off! What to do? Goof around on the computer, do a backup, take a few selfies.

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Why don't I feel smart?

Uh, scratch that make everyone else happy part.....I've no time for that nonsense. I just spend an hour and a half quickly doing ...