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I Really Hate This Time Change!!

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Daylight savings time....Bah!!! It's dark when I get up, and almost dark when I come home now! No woman in her right mind would walk for an hour in my neighborhood after dark, and by the time it's light enough in the morning, I have to go to work!!!!!

And I'm not going to get started on work......Let's just say it's truly a 4-letter word!

I made it home about 25 after 5:00 tonight, and had about 30 minutes of daylight....dry daylight. So I race in, changed clothes, and got my tiller started up in the garden. I also emptied my compost bin while the tiller warmed up and got a large lawn and leaf bag full of fresh, fragrant, dark, fluffy compost! That got spread over an area that I tilled Sunday, and I got the large area that I couldn't do Sunday done tonight. Now, I'll be slowly working at the St. Augustine patches, getting those areas ready for planting.

It's so nice having a tiller with a little more power. I never could have done this much in so short a time with the old one. Now, all I need is a way to get that compost from Zellwood, and I'm working on that....

Another thing I'm working on - nipping the rat population that the renters next door have attracted in the bud! I received my"Raticator" today and I'm putting it outside with some bait tonight. If the neighbor's cat hasn't got the offending rodent by now, I'm sure this will!

What an ingenious little device! It's about the size of a loaf of bread and uses 4 AA lithium batteries and humanely electrocutes them! No mess, no "partial kills," no maimed rat biting at me! I don't have to worry about poison bait, or worse, my dogs getting hold of a dying poisoned rat. And to empty this trap, I don't have to get gloves on and I never have to touch the nasty vermin! Just empty it into the trash! Yeah! Problem solved! I only wish they made these a whole lot bigger - Could have used it when my rat of an ex-BF lived here!

Now, I think I'm going to go get a nice cup of tea and a warm bath. Time to relax and wind down for a good night's sleep.


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    I really don't see the point in daylight savings time. My internal clock stays the same, it just gets me up earlier in the a.m. I guess thats okay as I have more spark time before work. emoticon But I don't see that the evenings stay light longer and I thought that was the whole point? Eventually I do seem to remember it stays light longer, but in the start up...it's the PITS! emoticon

    You are doing GREAT my friend and by just being aware that it's harder to get your walking in it shows that you are still thinking about it and doing it in spite of the challenges. Maybe some marching around the house...the dogs can join you. emoticon They will think this is a FUN new game!

    It's THURSDAY...only 2 more days til the freedom of the weekend! emoticon
    1658 days ago
    I so agree .. dark dark dark .. the evening goes straight from get home from work to dark .. soon it will be dark at 5pm and not light until after 8
    .... and time doesn't change here
    The next few days will be dillies as far as work goes but hopefully after that it will straighten out over time.
    I could use some run away time
    have a great day .. regardless of what it brings .. keep us posted on your catch of the day!!

    1658 days ago
    I too wish that they would get rid of it, just a waste of time., Plus it causes accidents more at those times too.
    1658 days ago
  • ELSCO55
    Let us know how the Ratinator works. I hate the time change as well. just about the time I get used to it, it is time to change again.
    1658 days ago
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