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#1 toomanytoys84 OFFLINE  

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Posted November 12, 2015 - 03:17 PM

Yesterday was a nice day, today is a nice day.  I am sitting here at my desk looking out the window and its a nice blue sky, sunny, and about 65 degrees.  I will get out of here at 5.  I have a 2.5 mile from the mine to the camp.  At 5:08PM the sun will set.  By the time I drive there, change my clothes and go outside the sun will have set at 5:08PM.

 

I am not looking forward to the next 150 days of this crap!

 

I am going to go insane before winter is over and spring starts!  I know this happens every year, but darn I hate it so bad!


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Posted November 12, 2015 - 03:32 PM

I'm the same way! I get to thinking it's around 4-5PM and it's 2PM. That and it's 11AM before it warms enough to think about doing something out there!


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Posted November 12, 2015 - 03:32 PM

The sun sets just before 5 p.m. here now, and we had heavy snow last night. By noon today the snow was pretty well gone except in the shade,--- only up to -2 now. I'm really not minding the early sunset, it means I get time in the house to get stuff done inside for a change. It seems that all summer long I'm outside working 'till sunset and the house kind of gets ignored and inside projects just hang fire as long as possible. Winter almost seems like a holiday.   :thumbs:


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Posted November 12, 2015 - 03:37 PM

Maybe I should look at it that way! But I miss the Sun's warmth already!


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Posted November 12, 2015 - 04:05 PM

We lived in Hawaii and the seasons never changed so you end up getting lazy thinking that you can just get it done tomorrow because the weather is always nice. My point is that until we moved back we never realized how much we get done due to the coming winter! Same goes for the time, you never miss what you never lose! Just saying.
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Posted November 12, 2015 - 04:26 PM

I don't envy the snow already!

 

Last night we were all hanging out in the big cabin sitting around talking.  There is a large Sliding glass door on the back of the cabin.  I was sitting there getting more tired by the minute looked at the clock and it was 6:30!! I felt like it was 10!

 

My house/yard is easy to get ready for winter.  Put the grill away, put the cushions off the lawn furniture away, cover the AC unit, and give the grass that one good low cutting when it stops growing!  One evening and it's all done. 

 

Oil tanks are full.  I was hoping to get my Monthly Bonus check tomorrow and I was going to go to lowes on the way home Saturday and pick up 10 rolls of insulation to do the basement ceiling in a few areas. 


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Posted November 12, 2015 - 04:38 PM

Go to work in the dark and go home in the dark


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Posted November 12, 2015 - 04:55 PM

I guess I am lucky in a way, in that I work outside, so at least I get to see the sun if it's out. Right now I leave home in the dark, to arrive at the jobsite at the break of day. We usually work till 4:00pm, which means the sun is setting when I get home. In a few more weeks, the sun will be setting at the end of the work day and I will be driving home in the dark. At least we haven't had any snow at home yet, but the jobsite I am going to tomorrow has had some and that is where we will be working this winter, right on the shores of Georgian Bay.

 

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Posted November 12, 2015 - 05:02 PM

Nobody said we had to like this time change, just have to learn to live with it.  I'm retired so between 3:30 and 4 pm my day is done.


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Posted November 12, 2015 - 05:05 PM

I feel your pain, this early darkness screws with your psyche. By 6pm, I don't want to start any projects cause it seems like 10. I have 2 houses to winterize and do yard work, tons of leaves, plants to cut back, clean chimneys, get wood ready, close up ponds. Hard to do a lot of it in the dark, seems my weekends are always scheduled with other stuff. 

I'm ready for March. 


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Posted November 12, 2015 - 05:27 PM

Right now we are on the job site almost sunup to sundown. It sure lowers the spirits getting adjusted to it.
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Posted November 12, 2015 - 05:34 PM

Being I don't have to get up earlier to milk cows any more, I get a later morning start, BUT with the early sundown, it makes my work day short.  But my health issues have forced me to shorter days anyway, so really it's not that big an issue.  What is an issue is getting the body clock to adjust to go to sleep.  I sure wish they'd leave the time on fast time year round and never change it!


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Posted November 12, 2015 - 05:39 PM

Work Third! Go to work in dark, work all night as it is dark, leave in AM in Dark. Might get some level of light, but I go to Bed in AM when home, so sleep for most of light time in day, get up too late in afternoon and it is Dark, or close anyway. Unless I sleep till noon, use afternoon for work or fun stuff, then sleep after supper, it's like I Never see light of day! :(


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Posted November 12, 2015 - 06:11 PM

yeah, and it seems that this year even the longest days of the year over the summer it got dark earlier than it used to around here. 


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Posted November 12, 2015 - 06:57 PM

I get annoyed at the time change too. Why not leave it at one of the settings. But, I look at it as , with in about one month, the days start to get longer !!!! Noel
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