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What are you doing with your 'extra' hour?

Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,780 Disability Gamechanger
The clocks have changed, and we've gained an hour. What are you doing with your extra hour today? I'm a night owl, and forgot that the clocks were changing, so got pretty confused last night! I watched TV for an extra hour :D Time well spent.

Before some clever clogs comes along, I know we haven't really gained an hour, but I thought it could be fun!
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  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 3,786 Disability Gamechanger
    We have taken the dog out and got back before 11am :) now I hope to go out for a drive but not sure if I will be able to bribe anyone to come with me!
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 6,239 Disability Gamechanger
    I enjoyed the time by taking a cuppa coffee back to bed and just chilled .

    Must admit not looking forward to the darker nights though
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 3,786 Disability Gamechanger
    @janer1967 I agree as I like going for a drive during the evening but prefer it when it is still light.
  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 2,691 Disability Gamechanger
    I’ve wasted mine by over sleeping 💤 interesting dreams though. Perhaps we should have an interesting dreams thread. 🙂
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 6,239 Disability Gamechanger
    Good idea @leeCal you should start it off
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,780 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm not looking forward to the darker nights either @janer1967 :( Chilling in bed with a coffee sounds lovely though! 
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  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,780 Disability Gamechanger
    I hope you manage to get out for a drive @66Mustang! What breed of dog do you have? 
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  • OverlyAnxiousOverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,031 Disability Gamechanger
    I spent most of the hour trying to get my clocks synchronized to the second...   ;)

    Then woke up thinking I'd slept through the extra hour, only to realise the radio controlled clock by my bed didn't have enough signal to change itself overnight.  :#

    I've still got the shock of the car clock being wrong to come tomorrow...  Every 6 months without fail I get in the car on a Monday to go shopping and have a brief moment of panic until I remember the clocks have changed...  :D  
  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 2,691 Disability Gamechanger
    I leave my car clock the same all year round, lazy I guess. 😐
  • OverlyAnxiousOverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,031 Disability Gamechanger
    leeCal said:
    I leave my car clock the same all year round, lazy I guess. 😐
    Don't you arrive everywhere an hour late over the summer?  :o
  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 2,691 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 2020
    No @OverlyAnxious, I just deduct an hour in my mind. Actually it sounds silly now I think about it, it would be far easier just to twiddle the dial! Lol.
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 3,786 Disability Gamechanger
    I hope you manage to get out for a drive @66Mustang! What breed of dog do you have? 
    Yes I went for a drive and picked up some sushi for later. :)

    We have a border collie. He is my brother’s dog really but he has turned into more of a family pet now.
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,780 Disability Gamechanger
    Changing the clocks does bring about unnecessary stress, doesn't it @OverlyAnxious. This might be our last year of it though...
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  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,780 Disability Gamechanger
    Ahh I love border collies :love:@66Mustang Enjoy your sushi! 
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  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community champion Posts: 7,013 Disability Gamechanger
    I absolutely hate it when the clocks go back, always messes up my sleeping routine. This time round, pregnancy insomnia was at its worst so I was awake from 1:30am till about 6am... so not a happy bunny today! Much prefer the clocks going forward :)
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  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,780 Disability Gamechanger
    Oh no @Ami2301 :( I hope you get a better night of sleep tonight! 
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  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 3,786 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 2020
    I spent most of the hour trying to get my clocks synchronized to the second...   ;)
    I do similar with my watches. I have a lot of analogue watches and I have to wait until the second hand is exactly at 12 before I pull the crown out (which stops the seconds hand and releases the movement so I can set the hours and minutes). Then, the minute hand has to be exactly on the correct marker i.e. not half way between and then I wait until the digital clock I set my watches by ticks onto the exact minute before I push the crown back in to start the watch up again!

    Sadly mechanical watches gain or lose a couple of seconds a day so this is all pointless really but it is nice to have the hands all lined up correctly even if the time is not bang on the second!
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community champion Posts: 7,013 Disability Gamechanger
    Thank you @Tori_Scope I hope so too, but I won't hold my breath
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  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 2,691 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 2020
    I like the old mechanical watches @66Mustang I have a Sekonda, not expensive but it ticks away nicely. As you say they gain or lose, it’s actually very tricky to adjust them internally, the slightest of movement can make a huge difference. I tried for ages years ago but I got it close to perfect and left it at that. My watch loses a couple of minutes a week but it probably needs a clean internally and perhaps a new main spring. However repairs are expensive so I’ll probably not bother. 

    If you do want to drive yourself nuts by adjusting a watch yourself then id recommend an app called Hairspring, excellent.
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 3,786 Disability Gamechanger
    @leeCal very nice, I also have a Sekonda that belonged to a relative. It was purchased in the year of my birth so is as old as me! It is a special watch to me and holds sentimental value.

    Yes mechanical watches are very fiddly and repairs are expensive, often more than a new watch. I have a lot of respect for watchmakers but the watches are a thing of beauty when you take them apart.
  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 6,312 Disability Gamechanger
    I managed to collect an extra 2074 leaves & 3128 sycamore seeds from part of my garden in my 'extra' hour. :)
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 3,786 Disability Gamechanger
    @chiarieds was that on a game or in real life and you counted them? :o
  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 2,691 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 2020
    I managed to fix a hairdryer anyway.
  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 6,312 Disability Gamechanger
    it was in real life....I have a dratted sycamore tree right next to me. No, I didn't count them! I just have to clear up leaves in my garden as they drive me nuts.....I've been out twice today, & the day before, & the day before... but I was out longer this morning!  :)
  • OverlyAnxiousOverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,031 Disability Gamechanger
    66Mustang said:

    Yes mechanical watches are very fiddly and repairs are expensive, often more than a new watch. I have a lot of respect for watchmakers but the watches are a thing of beauty when you take them apart.
    I keep getting a targeted ad for the Swatch 007 watch where you can see all the internals...I don't even wear a watch any more but really like the see through design!  B)

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  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 3,786 Disability Gamechanger
    @OverlyAnxious that is a really cool design. It is quite a popular novelty in the watch world and is called a skeleton. :) 
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,680 Disability Gamechanger
    @Tori_Scope, I too spent the extra hour watching TV... Oops!

    Luckily my watch and phone change automatically so I don't have to worry about changing them. I do have another watch, but it's mainly an accessory as I'm unable to see the face clearly. I don't change that one.
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  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,013 Pioneering
    I slept during my extra hour:) 
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  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,780 Disability Gamechanger
    I have an analogue clock on my bedside table @Chloe_Scope, but luckily I remembered to change it before I went to bed! Nothing wrong with watching TV 
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  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,780 Disability Gamechanger
    That's the dream @Ross_Scope :love:
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