Saturday, November 7, 2009

Friday November 6, 2009-Rayford Crossing

Wow, we had 12 guys for coffee this morning.

I came back to the trailer and Stella fixed us some biscuits and sausage for breakfast. Stella washed clothes most of the morning and came back home in time to cook her corn dish to take over to Bob and Christina's where we were having supper. It was Jerry and Joanne's last night in the park. They are leaving tomorrow for Red Bay Alabama where they will get to see their new Tiffin motorhome being built. They are buying another Phaeton but this time will get one a little longer and having a tag axle. I didn't ask Jerry too many questions about his new rig but it sounds very nice.

We went over to Bob and Christina's trailer and had a delicious meal. Christina said she had been up at 4 o'clock in the morning getting everything ready. Bob cooked the steaks on the grill and we all enjoyed our time together. Stella left to go play bingo in the rally hall and I went to check to see if there was anything I needed to do to help get the game going but there wasn't. I returned home and watched some television.

You know, I want to rant a little bit about the new time we switched over to last weekend. I can't get used to the new time and every night about 8:30 or so, I get really sleepy and several nights have actually gone to bed before 9 if you can believe that! It gets dark by 6 and it seems so late by 7 o'clock. Maybe after a few weeks of the new time I will get used to it.

Daylight Savings Time has been used by the United States and many European countries since World War I. The plan was not formally adopted in the US until 1918 and was observed for seven months. The law was so unpopular, it was repealed. DST became a local option and was adopted by a few states and several local cities. During WWII, President Franklin Roosevelt instituted year-round daylight savings time for the duration of the war. From 1945-1966 there was no federal law regarding DST so states and localities were free to choose whether or not to observe Daylight Saving Time and could choose when it began and ended.

On January 4, 1974, President Nixon signed the Emergency Daylight Saving Time Energy Conservation Act of 1973. The laws and dates of the time change has been altered several times since, and was last modified to take effect in 2007 where it remains now. Now you know a little bit about the DST law.

I still don't like the standard time and wish we could switch over to DST and stay on it year round. Why do we only need to conserve time and energy in the summer? So much for my ranting and the small history lesson.

So long.

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