Sunday, November 3, 2013

Move It On Back




Daylight Savings Time has reared its ugly head again here in Smalltownland.  I know controversy surrounds this topic across the nation, but here it takes on a whole new type of problem.  

I have mentioned before that we live right next to the Eastern Time Line.  This means that I work in the Central Time Zone and my husband works in the Eastern Time Zone.  Confusing, of course, but never dull.  

Built in 1928, this footbridge, across a steep, narrow valley, connects the Smalltownland public square with our historic L&N train depot.  

Some folks around here like to buck the system.  They just decide if they want to follow Central time or Eastern time and it doesn't matter which side of the time line they reside.  

Some folks even refuse to, "fall back", or "spring forward".  And so we have this set of vocabulary terms.  

Fast Time = Eastern Time
Slow Time = Central Time 
County Time = Central Time 
Church Time = whatever time the church decides to follow, seriously

And, then we have my personal favorite - Super Fast Time.  This is when you are on Fast Time, but refuse to set your clocks back in the fall.  This was a favorite of my Grannie Lucille.  

Since I work on regular County/Central Time, I set my clocks back.  I shall soothe my confusion this afternoon by baking a batch of 7-Up Biscuits.   

Be well, whatever time you follow.  


39 comments:

  1. i am just sitting here LAUGHING! lordy! i'd be drinking - not baking biscuits. :)

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  2. I live just inside 30 miles of the Central time zone...I live in the EST. It can, often does get confusing when dealing with other offices. I have not figured out in this day and age why we still use the "Spring Forward" Fall Back"....I think there are a couple of states that no longer change their clocks.

    Have a great Sunday.

    Velva

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  3. Mmmmmmm, what time are the biscuits ready??? Yummy, Francine.

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  4. Michelle, your time circus would make me crazy! I'm so glad you have it figured out. I really which they'd just leave time alone for goodness sakes. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  5. Then there is animal time, they don't change the clocks in their little minds.

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  6. Love that footbridge
    The houses look a little Australian x

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  7. I won't ever complain about DST again! :) I feel for y'all.

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  8. Gee, DST is confusing enough without your added situation. I like the different names for the different time choices, and my favorite is of course, Church Time.

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  9. Confusing! Are you an hour early for work? Or an hour late? Coffee time doesn't matter because you can drink it anytime!

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  10. And me? I'm in just one time zone and confess to being confused lol. (Can't fathom keeping track of all your variations) I'm impressed!
    I've never been fond of DST and wish they'd do away with it. Ah well whatchagonnado?! Now I'm off to investigate your recipe
    (thank you very much)

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  11. How confusing is that?! I always wondered how that would work, now I know and am still confused. But at least you reminded me why I'm getting sleepy already: I woke up way too early this morning.

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  12. confusing for sure. great biscuits....

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  13. That has to be VERY confusing. I have never lived close enough to the edge of time zones to experience this confusion for myself. I understand the whole country of Spain has a problem being so far west and yet in the Eurozone.

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  14. Well, I can't decide what I would do if I were you! How crazy!! I'd be late (or early) all the time to everything.

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  15. Crazy time changes. I, for one (or thousands) wish it would stay one way or the other. Sigh.

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  16. Oh my! I can't imagine getting that all figured out! I think it's confusing enough, when the semi is in eastern time, and I have to keep that straight for eight hours!

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  17. I love that people in your part of the world can rebel against the time change and make it stick. Maybe I can start a revolution over here, 'cause I really don't like how it messes with my sleep cycle.

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  18. I got confused just reading this post, let alone living with that every single day. We're always scheduling around the animals anyway, it seems, and they let us know what time it is :-)

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  19. what a hoot, and I thought falling back and springing ahead complicated! and I don't know that I'd like to have those tall skinny legs marching across my front yard like that thought I do love that pedestrian bridge.

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  20. So funny. All I know is my body is in a state of revolt. xo Laura

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  21. I'd buck the daylight savings system, myself. Can't understand why it isn't just rid of. I do love your header and love that bridge.

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  22. Holy Moly! I'm confused just by reading this! Happy Monday!

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  23. oh that makes my head hurt...i'm with texwis lol....i've been wanting to try those biscuits though, have them pinned...love that photo!

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  24. Love the shot of the footbridge. I giggled all the way through your post. I'll never complain about *time* again!

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  25. Craz-eeee! I'm not sure I could handle it. :))

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  26. sounds delicious... i check out that recipe. i find it a total pain n the butt. why not just get up when u feel like it & the light (sun) is out. ( ;

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  27. Hi lovely lady.
    Your photos are Gorgeous sweet I love looking at old Bridge's. Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my new Tablescape for fall, hoping you will have a wonderful week with your family.
    Xxoo
    Diane

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  28. Love the picture of the bridge, hate changing time, laughed loud reading this hilarious post!

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  29. Cool photo.

    I don't now how you do it living in a two-time-zone world!

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  30. Wow I would never have thought about it this way it is confusing:) B

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  31. Okay first I LOVE this photo! It's so great! I am pretty sure I would be totally confused if I had to deal with all the different time zones in a single day.. phew.

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  32. We are on the daylight savings time now...this is the second or third year for Indiana. I live close the the Illinois state border. They are always an hour behind us. Before Indiana started the time change thing, half the year us and Illinois had the same time and the other half were an hour behind us. I always had to stop and think when heading over there...sometimes it was a matter of the stores not being open yet...because they were an hour behind. Sometimes simply because they were an hour behind, I still had time to get over there for something before they closed.

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  33. I'd like to live where the clocks go back, but never forward.

    : )

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  34. Love that pic! I have to deal with time zones in my job too, but mainly when I'm trying to schedule a meeting with my clients on the East coast and co-workers on the West and I'm smack in the middle. It WOULD be confusing to have to deal with the time zone physically on a daily basis. wow!

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  35. WOW--this must be so confusing! I always wondered how people on the border lines of time zone changes coped with it all. Adding the confusion of "spring ahead" and "fall back" must make it worse.

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  36. Life is sometimes difficult enough without having to cope with this everyday. Twice a year changes of time are enough for me.

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