It was pretty quiet this year. Often we don’t even bother turning on the porch light, but we got a little candy and made our home available to trick-or-treaters. We had four doorbell rings, 13 children, all of them under 8 years or so. Cute costumes: angels, fairies, a vampire, Yoda. All the kids were well behaved and said “thank you” and there were parents tagging along and waiting at the foot of the walk up to the house.
The leftover candy? There isn’t a lot, and after we ate a few pieces (I hadn’t had a Three Musketeers bar in 20 years!) ourselves the rest gets donated.
Daylight Savings time. I’ve never been all that sure what it “saves”, but it’s a handy time to change the batteries in the few battery run or backed-up clocks we have. There are 14 clocks to set: 3 kitchen appliance, 2 living room, 2 bedroom, 1 study/desk, 2 automobile, 1 garage, 1 bathroom, two wrist watches. Plus the clock for this WordPress blog!
How did we ever end up with so many clocks? I remember a time 35 years ago when I stopped wearing a wristwatch, saying with a smug half-smile that I didn’t want to be “a slave to time”. What hogwash that was, of course, but I was youngish and foolish.
Being retired, you’d think I wouldn’t care so much about what time it is, but I still have appointments, things to do at certain times, places to go, television shows I watch, though I don’t do a lot of the latter.
Now that the clocks have all been set back an hour, it will take me a few days to adjust to the light as opposed to the time. The afternoons are the trickiest.