Perhaps this would have been better titled: Am I just weird, or what? LOL
This year, I was actually LOOKING FORWARD to the time change!
It’s a simple story, really…
Last year we bought a new-to-us car that instead of having a digital clock above the radio, it has an analog clock on the dashboard (strange, I know).
When the time change happened and we “fell back”, my clock suddenly became an hour ahead. Try as I might, I couldn’t fix it.
I touched here and pressed there. I spun this and twisted that. I pushed… I pulled… Nothing.
I got out the USB that contained a PDF of our owner’s manual. I couldn’t find it. I found out how to reset the mileage after the oil was changed and how to unlock the doors (this is a different story for a different day…actually more like 100 stories as I didn’t know how to unlock the car from the inside without opening a door…). I even learned how to turn of the sensor that made the lights “glow” in the dark.
But I couldn’t figure out how to change the clock.
So I went to YouTube.
All sorts of videos on how to change the headlamp or a trick involving the tire jack. But NOTHING about the clock.
For months I had to drive around and remember that I wasn’t running late, the clock was off.
Bob would get in the car and say, “Wow, that was a long movie.” Or “I didn’t realize the pastor had preached that long.” Of course, I’d chuckle–and never tell him how many times I’d done that, or that the clock was fast.
But it was darned annoying and as much as I missed my hour of sleep yesterday morning. I got in my car to take my kids to school today with the peace of mind that I was RIGHT ON TIME.
Does this make me weird or what?
I hope all of you who observe the time change are adjusting well. I know I am. I was finally able to go to sleep last night and sleep well knowing that my clock would be right on time when I went to leave today!