I'm positive I would have finished all those projects you keep scribbling on that pesky honey-do list, but we switched to daylight-saving time today. What could I do? It's some kind of state or federal law or something that we have to lose a whole hour today.
We don't get it back until Nov. 1, when daylight-saving time ends. I'm sure I can get to your list then.
I know you wanted that room upstairs painted. Cheer up, Honey. It's not like we actually use it for anything. Besides, I'm sure a lot of couples have one room in their houses where all the furniture is stacked in the middle of the room.
You know, if we had the nephews over, they could set up a killer slot car track with the perimeter cleared like that.
Anyway, I'll get to it. As soon as I have an hour.
Oh, that cable on the garage door - I suppose it wouldn't take more than 10 or 15 minutes to replace it so the thing will work again.
But really, it's a little late in the season to bring in all the lawn furniture. Winter's pretty much over. See, we don't have to expend any energy hauling it back out again. It's already there.
You keep nattering on about that huge limb the windstorm snapped off last fall. I wanted to get to it. Really I did. I even found my saw. But losing this hour and all ...
On the other hand, we have adapted quite well to using just the back door. We park the car out back. Our coats are by the back door. The lawn chairs are out there, as previously noted.
If I cleared that monster limb away from the front door, it only would encourage people to stop by to pester us with magazines or zucchini or some other nonsense.
Besides, the back steps are too steep for your mother. If I cleared the front door, she might visit. I'm thinking we just might want to decorate that limb instead and keep it there. I can get to it when we get that hour back in November.
Then there's the gravel. I thought you'd be happy that I remembered to order a load for our muddy driveway. Honest, I was going to spread it out, too. When I had an hour.
I know you claim that you can't get over that hill of gravel at the end of the drive unless you rev up the engine and get a flying start about 100 yards down the road. Well, you said you wanted more excitement in your life.
Besides, the gravel's nearly leveled now. I just hope nothing important falls off the bottom of the car before you finish smoothing out the driveway.
I kept forgetting to dig out the manual to figure out how to change the clock in the car. Good news, Honey! The time display is right again. Remind me to look for the manual, though. I intend to change it this November for sure.
I never did understand why people were in such a rush to take down all the Christmas lights. Where's their spirit?
Now that I've lost an hour, I probably can't get to that until November. Of course, that would be about the time to put up the lights again. If you think about it, daylight-saving time not only is saving us daylight, but a boatload of bother.
So I'll start cleaning up your list in November when the clock falls back.
Oh, it took me an hour to write this note to you. That's OK. I'll just deduct it from the extra time we get Nov. 1.
I love you,
Your hard-working man
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