Saturday, March 10, 2018
Time Change Day Will Take All Day, But Maybe Not Again
Twice a year we set our clocks forward or backwards - Spring Ahead, Fall back.
Tomorrow is the official day, but I generally start well before the time change day because over the years I have been given, bought, collected a bunch of clocks.
Like forty-leven-and-a-half of them.
Since I tend to fix anything of my own that breaks, they all work. Or maybe not. There's one or two with a broken mainspring somewhere.
That and there's this one clock I have on a wall above my right shoulder that annoys the daylights out of me. It ticks loud enough to be heard in the bedroom at night and it's in the dining room. It also has a weird quirk that if it stops, you can't set the correct time since it will drift to about 20 minutes slow. or more. Then you remove the pendulum and let it run in super-fast mode until it "catches up".
Now you know what I am doing this weekend. Setting clocks. Each time I use one.
However, finally, someone is going to do what I have been saying all these years.
Set It And Forget It.
I personally don't care if it is Daylight Savings Time.
I personally don't care if it is Standard Time.
Just stop setting the clocks forward or backwards.
Set it and forget it!
They are considering that here for Florida. If the law passes, I will cheer. Why? It will be Daylight Savings Time all year until someone gets annoyed and repeals the law.
It could as easily be Standard Time for me, I simply don't care. I just don't want to set that damn wall clock.
It will annoy the rest of the country for the three or so months that we drift out of sync from the rest of the Eastern Time Zone, but everyone outside of Florida thinks we're weird anyway.
From what I see, we might be. We have iguanas that shred our plants, alerts because pythons are seen eating cats, and sharks in the tidal water about 5 miles from the intracoastal from time to time.
Yep, it's a weird state, but abolishing Daylight Savings Time is a step in the right direction.
So if you will excuse me, that nail that sticks up the highest is about to get hit with a sledge hammer.
Yes, I have my wall clock to remove a pendulum from.