@hchavers@Tadlem43 Those things are linked to changing to DST, not keeping it.
Since changing the clocks is, in my opinion, the best use of daylight, I vote halfway between. Let’s move the clock 30 minutes and leave it there.
@callow@hchavers Sorry, not true. Dark is dark. That doesn’t change. Kids standing at bus stops are in the dark. Walking to school in the dark, and more car accidents are not increased with the change, but rather with the entire time we’re on DST. Statistics show that during the times we are in DST, heart attacks and strokes are higher, and dip when we return to regular time.
We are pre-programmed, as is all of nature, to go by the sun. Going against nature is rarely a good idea.
None of those things are ‘cool’ and all supersede wanting to ‘do stuff outside’…IMO.
@callow@hchavers@Tadlem43 I think all local activities should be done via sidereal time or at least via micro-timezones tracked to sidereal. For coordinating stuff across wide areas, we could use UTC/GMT or just have our scheduling apps convert it to our local micro-timezone. It could open all sorts of possibilities like “Let’s meet every Saturday, 40 minutes after local sunrise” or “my end of workday is 40 minutes before local sunset/arriving home 20 minutes before local sunset.” We have the technology, we could actually use it to reduce stress in our lives.
@edguyver14@Lynnerizer Freecycle is another way to give stuff away (or request free things). It is more active in some areas of the country than others though. Nexdoor is another group that has “local” groups. In their local for sale forum they also have people listing free stuff.
Getting ready to move, finding a house, moving to it? Mostly just getting ready to move. It’s hard to get enthusiastic/take it seriously when you don’t know where you’re moving or when. So, maybe just trying to stop buying random craft supplies and books. And dolls. And toys. And mugs. And books again. And craft supplies again. And board games. I found myself thinking the other day, I can’t wait until we’ve moved and I can start buying unnecessary water bottles and small household appliances again. It’s really a drag walking past clearance small appliances at Target.
I mean in theory I should go to town on some dead trees with the chainsaw. Build shelves for the garage. Dig up the back yard drain pipe to clear it… Clean up the leaves… Will it happen? Statistically no
If you visit that castle in Scotland, (Doune Castle, Stirling, Scotland) they have a pair of coconut shell halves under the desk at the reception area they will loan you to recreate the famous approach scene.
@robcass Yeah, Thanksgiving. But I think it will be a smaller deal this year. Probably just my wife and I, her parents and one of her sisters and our one daughter who still lives close enough to drive here (out of four kids).
Presuming our loan closes on Wednesday, just trying to avoid chaos and maintain calm for as much as possible while we move into our first house ever. (I’m almost 40, so this feels like a very momentous, long time coming.)
I’m going to start driving again. I quit when my right hip went rogue and my leg wasn’t very dependable.
It’s been over two years, my hip has been replaced and there’s no reason why I can’t do the vet stuff by myself. They aren’t even a mile from our house. He’s got work to do and he needs to trust that I’ll be okay by myself.