Fall back, sort of..

That was Sunday’s story.  Here is most of the USA we have Daylight Savings Time. In March or April the time is changed one hour forward.  On the first Sunday in November, that hour is “returned” to normal. Sunday morning we had to get up early to be in Scranton for 10 am. DS2 plays his trumpet at the 10:30 am mass. Planning on arriving at 10 am gives me a 30 minute window for “things” to go wrong.

Saturday night I watched the end of the LSU – Alabama game. As a LSU fan, I was disappointed, again.  The game ended at 11:50 pm DST. I went to bed and set my clock to get up at 5:45 am so that we could be out of the house by 7 am, and in Scranton by 10 am. So far, so good.  I woke up to the alarm making it’s noise. I got up, showered and got dressed.  While my DW was taking her shower I sat down to clear out the emails from the overnight.  I looked at the clock on my computer and saw that the time was 5:15 am. Ummm, crap, DST ended during the overnight.

Now what? Go back to sleep, play games on the computer or just get on the road an hour early. We got on the road an hour early and found ourselves in Scranton at 9 am.  The rest of the day was a blur. Mass at 10:30, brunch at the Bucktown diner with both boys at noon, wind ensemble concert at 4 pm. Dinner at Uno’s in Dickson City with DS2’s girlfriend’s family. Back on the road 8:30 pm heading home. In the house at 11:30, brush and flush. Bed time.  Sunday was one long day. I have some pictures from the concert and dinner.

Monday, the office had power, internet and phones once again. We all worked pretty hard to try to get caught up from last week. It will take all week to “maybe’ get caught up. My DW worked most of the day. DS1 spent the weekend at his girlfriend’s apartment. He worked all day today.  DS2 had classes as did DS3.  I played lacrosse tonight. Not much success but, here is my excuse. Some of the lights were not working in the building, post Sandy. So I had a hard time seeing the ball. No goals, I did have two shots that missed. I also played some middie. That position is where you run from one end to the other and back. What was I thinking?

Tomorrow is Election Day in the USA. You know what they said back in the 1960’s? Among other things they said, “Don’t Vote, Don’t Bitch!”  So, get out and vote!  I will be working in District 19 in Stafford Township tomorrow.  6 am to 8 pm.


Here are some pictures from yesterday. Enjoy!