Sunday, March 09, 2008

Where does the time go?

Did everyone remember to spring forward or fall forward or march onward or whatever it is that helps everyone remember to set their clocks ahead? (If not, it’s now an hour later than you think it is… go change your clocks…) Where does our lost hour go, anyway? I guess it waits until we set the clocks back an hour in the fall, and then it shows up again…

Well, tomorrow (or today, depending on when anyone is reading this) is dad’s birthday – happy birthday, dad!! Let’s see… I’m only twenty-something, so that would make dad fifty-something, right? Yep, I think that’s right. :) Hey, dad consistently surpasses the “ten thousand steps a day” recommendation, and can pretty much walk circles around people half his age, so I don’t think it’s unreasonable to assume he’s younger than he is (which would, therefore, make ME younger than I am… it works out great for everyone). We had a birthday dinner tonight at mom and dad’s house, where I presented dad with his very own copy of “Galaxy Quest” (one of our favorite movies – Eric and I both own copies, but dad didn’t have one… it’s the kind of movie that can be viewed over and over again and still be hilarious. Greatly underrated, in my opinion. :)). We also gave him the “Planet Earth” series on Blue Ray – I’ve heard so many people say that series looks AWESOME in high definition, so hopefully dad will think it’s cool…

So I think we sold our house – there were twelve families who showed up for the open house on Sunday (last time we had an open house, only ONE family looked at the house), and one of them put in an offer this week. It’s less than we were hoping for, but honestly, at this point, we’d rather just sell the house and not have to worry about it anymore. SO many houses in this neighborhood have been on the market for six, seven, eight, (etc.) months – so to sell it after only three months would be great. The movers are coming on Tuesday to move all of our big furniture (we bought a new bedroom set and some living room furniture for the new house, but all our other furniture is still over at the old house). So we’ll finally have a kitchen table and a washer and dryer and some bookcases – I have so many boxes of books that I’ve been unable to empty because there’s no place for them. Moving is such a slow, gradual process… (wouldn’t it be hilarious if Rick suddenly got a job offer in Chicago next week? I would laugh and laugh… okay, maybe not…) Anyway, if everything goes as planned, the people who are buying the house will close on Thursday, and then we’ll only own ONE house…

Well, since we’re springing or jumping or hurling ourselves forward tonight, I should get to bed so I can make up that mysteriously missing lost hour…

2 comments:

evydense said...

Congrats on the house....hope there are no last-minute glitches. In a way, it's nice having the overlap so you can take your time getting things where you want them the first time, and not spend the first three months wondering which box the thing-a-ma-jig ended up in.

Can I say Happy Birthday too? I'm not sure what this 10,0000 step thing is, but if I can do a bit of bragging, my oldest brother (he'll be 70 in July) regularly walks marathons (usually a couple a year), and ends up in the first clump most of the time (it's that funny duck-walk thing, not just the strolling-with-dog-thing).

And your Chicago comment is just downright mean!

Finally (gee whiz, there's a lot to comment on today!), would you believe that we go on daylight saving time too.....EXCEPT for ONE province (Saskatchewan) that stays on regular time year-round. Now tell me THAT doesn't screw up a few things (especially in a town called Lloydminster, which straddles the border...it's half in Sask. and half in Alberta.

So, I won't tell you that the time zone that Newfoundland is in is only a HALF hour different from Atlantic time.

Geez, those dumb Canajuns. Where did they get them all from?!

Lisa said...

One of our states stays on the same time all year, too (Arizona, I think?). But Newfoundland is a HALF hour different? That's just weird... crazy Canadians... (Just kidding!! :)) I've heard of a few other countries that keep time a half hour off from the norm... like India... and probably some others I don't know about. :)

Wow, your brother walks marathons? That's impressive. The "10,000 steps a day" thing is what the "experts" (whoever they are) suggest for "optimal" health. We're supposed to aim for 10,000 steps, and then once that becomes routine, aim for a couple thousand more, etc. My dad is actually 66 (hope he doesn't mind me saying so... :)) but he's in better shape than a lot of the 30-something couch potatoes I know. :)