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Thursday, August 23, 2012

It's About Time.....

I'm a morning person....

If I sleep until 7am I feel like I've wasted half the day....

I got lucky....

Bill is also a morning person

(That makes life a LOT easier!)

Neither of us have ever depended on an alarm clock...

We both have some sort of internal clock that wakes us up at whatever time we need to be up.

We do have an alarm clock...  can't remember the last time we used it.  But even if we set it, we wake up a few minutes before it goes off.  

It is kind of nice to know what time it is if I wake up in the middle of the night...  
Not that the time makes a lot of difference...
Just nice to know, I guess.

I wear a wrist watch...
Even before looking at my watch I usually know what time it is within 10 minutes one way or the other...
(Notice that tiny square on the right side of the watch face?  I was told it shows the day of the month....  however I've never been able to see it to know for certain.)

Bill doesn't wear a watch...
But I don't think he's ever been late for dinner!

We have one of those clocks that always knows what time it is...  something about satellites I think...
It is battery operated so even if we don't have electricity we know what month, day, day of the week... AND moon phase it is.

We also have one of those clocks that is sort of a weather gauge...
Since it hasn't been able to figure out what time zone we've been in since June, we only use it for inside/outside temperature and for the percent of humidity.

We have to remember to bring in the outside thermometer when we move the rig...  we lost one once somewhere in New Mexico....

And that's not all!
The Microwave has a clock!
(I should have cleaned the thing a bit before the picture, huh?)

Now...
Keep in mind we live in a 27' motorhome.
Almost anywhere you sit you can see at least 2 of the clocks..
3 if you crane your neck a little.....
Not that we bother.....

I don't think either of us have ever been late for work or anything else a day in our lives...

Here at this refuge we work from 6am until 4:30pm.

Why do we have all these clocks?

Beats me!
A few years ago we were wintering in Mexico...  
Came April and we changed our clocks ahead for Daylight Savings Time.
Over a week later we headed back into the States.....
Found that Mexico didn't go on DST at the same time as the USA.
For over a week we'd been living on the "wrong" time.

Guess it didn't make any difference....

But...
Back to the beginning...
I may be a morning person, but I'm not a night person...


It doesn't matter to me at all that other folks stay up late...
I don't have to look at a clock to know when I'm tired....
Bedtime is whenever I want it to be!

That's All For Today!





8 comments:

  1. Too bad you can't start gate guarding right away. If you have a background check done already, you could take over for me.

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  2. Great post. Both Jim and I gave up our watches the day we retired. Sure don't miss it. Have a fish clock in the living room and an alarm clock in the bedroom which does occasionally get used. The Microwave clock gets set sometimes. Then we always have our phones. I just don't pay much attention to the time. Used to be more of a morning person than I am now.

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  3. We had one of those clock/weather things. After my husband died, it had a message to change the battery in the outside piece. I couldn't find it outside, had no idea where he mounted it. I use my cell phone as my alarm clock, watch, etc. I do have a very small tabletop/satellite clock attached to the dinette in the RV, but I have to manually change the time zone on it. I don't set the clock on the microwave - would have to do it once a week when I move the RV.

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  4. Unlike many others, I too have quite a few clocks. And I look at them often. :)

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  5. I think we all grew up in an age of keeping track of time. Whether it is our home apartment or trailer it seems no matter where you turn the time is always front and foremost. When raising a family everything was dependent on how much you could fit together in a day to make it all work.

    Now being retired we sleep if our bodies let us but if not then we sleep a little later. We try never to be in a rush and if we have appointments try to have them later in the morning. Now it is time for taking care of ourselves and living our own dreams. Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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  6. I have never worn a watch so I depend on clocks. However, when it comes to waking in the morning, my cats are reliable alarm clocks and usually get me up by 6:00. I didn't mind when it was daylight and warm outside. After I fed them, I would take my coffee and newspaper out on the patio with them and enjoy the morning. But now that the sunrise is closer to 6:30 and the mornings are chilly, I'm wondering how I get their internal clocks adjusted to a reasonable hour. And to think I looked forward to sleeping late when I retired!

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  7. Good post! Even if I feel the need to set an alarm clock, I always wake up a few minutes before it goes off.

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  8. My father's best friend never owned a watch. His brain was somehow wired to know the time to the minute. And I tested him on it constantly when I was a kid... and again when I was in college and thought I was smart enough to catch him out on the trick he was playing. It was no trick. I'm finding that even in retirement I'm really a night person. I live with a morning person. But I hate missing early morning, which I consider the best part of the day. It's annoying!

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