5 days ago
Monday, March 10, 2014
All right, I realize the same thing that makes me sigh happily probably burns your hide---Daylight Savings Time. I LOVE it for a couple of reasons.
I am an outdoor type and now my opportunities to enjoy fresh air increase via the time change and naturally longer days. Secondly, and just as important to me, I now get to go to bed an hour later in theory. This helps my self esteem since normally my bedtime is that of a 6 year old. I now can look forward to the sack time of a 8 year old. That really helps my self esteem.
I burned all schedules with retirement so the clock does not wake me up. I leave that chore for my bladder thus I never feel the loss of an hour's sleep that most do. My sympathies to those of you who resent this change. Are you one of those resentful ones or like me, are you happy now?
I did get to see something neat last night. I got to see the actual loss of the hour. I have an atomic projection clock that sets itself. My first potty break took place at 1:57 AM according to the numbers on my ceiling. This is my chance I thought to see what happens exactly at 2:00. The display only lasts seconds so it was pure fortune that when I checked it after returning to bed that the clock registered 1:59 on the ceiling, then rolled over to 2:00 but almost instantly changed to 3:00. Sure glad life doesn't pass that quickly, though sometimes I am not sure it doesn't.
It reminded me of the times when my car odometer was getting ready to roll over to 100 thousand and I invariably got distracted and would miss the actual occasion.This time I saw the roll over.
I know, I am easily entertained.
Now I have a question. Are any of you still running Windows XP on your computers like I am?? Are you aware that Windows will no longer apply security patches for that program after April 8th?? This supposedly will leave us vulnerable to hacking and viruses even with virus protection add ons. I use Trend Micro protection and they are concerned, thus I am. Evidently almost 40% of us still use XP.
This site might help you decide whether to risk it and do nothing, upgrade to a different program at a hefty price or just bite the bullet and get a new computer. Hopefully the last two options will not make your current printers and scanners obsolete.
If you are on XP, I'd appreciate your input as to which option you are choosing. I'm still trying to decide.
at 5:37 AM Posted by Arkansas Patti