House, Travel, and Taxes

They say you can’t have your cake and eat it too. Whoever created that quote is a fool. They just weren’t patient enough to get what they wanted. Maybe they lacked a good credit card to eat the cake or a reputable accountant.

My wife and I have been sweating over our taxes for this year. We would love to take a trip before the baby arrives and we also want to remodel our basement bathroom. We figured there was no way we’d be able to both assuming we’d owe a bit of money for our taxes. We’d be forced to choose one big ticket item. We met our accountant/friend Thursday night and learned we should be able to do both. [commence the happy dance] We haven’t had a true non-family vacation since last April when we relaxed in Maui for our fifth anniversary. This is likely to be our last trip before the baby arrives in August therefore we want to travel right.

We’ll scale down the bathroom project, meaning no cool subway tiles in the shower, no heated floor tiles, and no hidden cameras. We’ll stick to more cost effective 12 x 12 tiles for the shower, normal floor tiles, and mount visible cameras. The goal is to have another usable bathroom, not a palace fit for a queen.
Common Knowledge: when the U.S. springs forward an hour next weekend as part of Daylight Savings, did you realize Canada will be an hour behind the U.S. for four weeks? (those in the Maritimes look out for the West Coasters) UPDATE: Canada did also move up their Daylight Savings.  What great neighbors you are.  Thanks Canadian readers for the information. 
TODAY’S RULED OUT BABY NAMES: Jeff, Jill, Eugene, Alexus, Egan, and Amelia.


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81 Responses to House, Travel, and Taxes

  1. ChickyBabe says:

    Chicky the First!!!

  2. ChickyBabe says:

    Glad to see you rules out Egan! One day I expect to see my real name ruled out here…

  3. CSL says:

    Do I even want to know why you are putting any sort of cameras in the bathroom?

  4. karla says:

    The bathroom project still sounds lavish and lovely.
    I’m pretty sure that Canada is switching next weekend right along with the US too though….

  5. Good for Me says:

    i’m with gawpo on this. i misss a day, come back and there are two new entries. your brain must be choc full o ideas lately!

  6. Amanda says:

    Where are you planning on going? We’re doing 2 smaller trips this year instead of 1 big one.

  7. Amanda says:

    Oh, and CSL asked the first question I was going to ask. I’m rather interested in hearing the answer. On the plus side, I guess they’d be visible – one of my biggest fears is the possibility of a hidden camera in a bathroom.

  8. borneochica says:

    A bathroom without hidden cameras? What’s the point of that?
    Seriously, and how weird is it that I’m giving home remodeling advice to a mostly complete stranger: what if you did subway tiles but scaled down the rest?
    I am, apparently, quite attached to subway tiles.

  9. Heather says:

    I always wondered why somebody would want cake if they couldn’t eat it. Is it so much to ask to be able to eat a much anticipated little piece of cake?

  10. tori says:

    We still haven’t done our taxes yet. I think this may be the longest I have ever waited. Normally I have had them done for almost a month by now.
    I’m glad you will get to go on a trip before the baby comes. I really wish we had taken one last one together alone!

  11. Amy says:

    I’d sacrifice a trip to anywhere in the world if that was the difference between having a heated floor or not having a heated floor. I’m fortunate enough to have heated floors throughout my entire house. It’s one of those things like good cotton sheets. Once you’ve experienced it, you can’t go without.
    And by the way Nova Scotia is changing to daylight savings time on March 11th. I don’t know about the rest of the country though. Last year it appeared that the country wouldn’t switch, but I think that has changed.

  12. ms. sizzle says:

    yay for vacation! 🙂
    i actually really like the name amelia. i’m glad you didn’t pick it- it’s all mine. heh.

  13. furiousball says:

    Taxes are the best aren’t they…I love ’em. And by love them I of course mean hate them with a tenacity unforeseen by mankind.
    The remodeling makes the most sense in my malemind, but then again, I never agrue with a pregnant lady…ever

  14. Pants says:

    Where will you vacation?
    I sure hope those visible cameras are only until you can afford to replace them with hidden cameras. It’s cheaper than you think.

  15. patches says:

    Mmmm. Is it guest bathroom? Guest totally don’t need heated floor tiles, but if the bathroom is for you and the Misssus, I’d reconsider. Yay, for proper vacations.

  16. Rachel says:

    This would be a tough one for me. I would love to have the heated tiles but also understand the need for one more trip sans children. They are definitely fewer and further between once you have a child.
    I have been on one trip without my son since he was born and he is 9 years old. I flew to Dallas for a business meeting and that is it.
    BTW ~ I miss how you used to color code the nixed baby names.

  17. Jules says:

    I think changing over for Daylight Savings Time is just outdated and silly. It was intended for farmers, so they could get more daylight working hours in during the summer. Um, what I don’t understand is: why couldn’t they just get up an hour earlier? Why make the whole country change their clocks twice a year? Bah, anyway…
    I’ve always wondered about those heated floors. They seem like a really nice luxury, but have you ever heard of any house fires related to having them? Seems like it’s bound to happen sooner or later.
    What the hell are subway tiles?

  18. Tall Chick says:

    Isn’t that the stupidest proverb ever? Well, one of them. It SHOULD be “you can’t eat your cake and still have it, too.” I wonder if it was translated from another language. Too lazy to look right now.
    I, too, would like to know what a subway tile is, as well as why you would want to eat a reputable accountant. Because I think that’s illegal. Not to mention cannibalistic.

  19. naynayfazz says:

    I was just going to ask what subway tiles are and I realized someone asked too. ha ha
    Congrats on doing both the trip and the bathroom remodeling.

  20. egan says:

    ChickyBabe – hold me!
    ChickyBabe – now only if I can figure out your real name Chicky. I am not a fan of “juniors” so my name off the table.
    CSL – you should see my webcam site.
    Karla – okay, thanks for clarifying this. Last time I heard about it, Canada wasn’t on board with Mr. Bush’s new Daylight Savings plan.
    Good for Me – it’s full of something. I’m not sure if it’s ideas or just a bunch of garbage.
    Amanda – we really want to go back to Hawaii since the airfare is less than $400 round-trip from Seattle per person. It’s all about the accomodations though.
    Amanda – since it’s a basement bathroom I want to make no intruders break into the house that way and then there’s my webcam side business.

  21. Bob says:

    I totally recommend the trip before the baby. Since this is like the Letterman show for me, I would like to state for the record that we will be due in August too.

  22. so, where will you go?
    That’s probably smart…leaving out the hidden video camera in the bathroom. smart indeed, not only for cost’s sake.

  23. egan says:

    Borneochica – I know, why do a bathroom remodel if you aren’t going to install hidden cameras? We really do like the subway tiles too, but it will add $1200 to the labor charge since it will take 3 days vs. one.
    Heather – I agree. What a dumb proverb. It’s like swimming without a Speedo, who would ever do that?
    Tori – I sense a vibe that’s it’s wise to travel before the kid arrives. We really plan to do this. One of the best decisions we ever made, hiring an accountant. Makes life so much easier on us. Good luck with your taxes.
    Amy – thanks for the update on the Daylight Savings. I remember when it was announced, it was uncertain whether or not Canada would do the same. You and your bed sheets. It cracks me up. I love heated tile, but I’m not sure we can squeeze it in the budget.
    Ms. Sizzle – Amelia is apparently my aunt’s middle name. My mom just told me this last week. For some reason I didn’t remember it. We’re nixing it though so you can use it.
    Furiousball – do you do your own taxes? I don’t mind taxes now that we don’t do them anymore. Owning a house has been a good thing for taxes too. It’s a bad idea to argue with a pregnant woman? Good to know.
    Pants – we’re thinking Hawaii or California. We’ll see. I love the camera tips. I suppose I could hook-up webcams.
    Patches – it’s mainly a guest bathroom since it’s in the basement. I will use it more once the remodel is complete. Right now it’s a scary bathroom complete with peeling paint.
    Rachel – based on what you shared, we’re taking the vacation even if it’s just to Leavenworth for the weekend. Nine years and only once alone? Oh no. Is it too late to change our parental status? The blue and red colors are back just for you.
    Jules – yeah, I’m kind of confused by the necessity of Daylight Savings. I do love the extra sleep time in the fall though. Our friends have heated tiles in their bathroom and they are quite nice. I’ve never heard of any fires with them, but I would guess one or two have occured. Subway tiles are 3 inch by 6 inch rectangular tiles like this. They compliment the era of our 1926 Tudor home.
    Tall Chick – a lot of things get lost in translation and you should know all about this with your extensive overseas past. See link in my remark to Jules about six lines above this for subway tile knowledge.
    NayNayFazz – yeah, look up to the link or remark to Jules. I hope that will clear it up.
    Bob – first you steal our baby name of Liam and now you’re expecting the same month we are. Man, you’re a rat bastard. See you in Portland next weekend. There’s a huge blogger rally at the Kennedy School. Get out your wigs.
    steppingoverthejunk – we hope to go to Hawaii since airfare is cheap now and it’s so relaxing there. We’ll see. Think of all the blog material if we left the cameras though.

  24. lord f says:

    england will remain behind for the 4-week period.
    sad to read that you’ve ruled out egan as a name: this means that unless the name you pick is your wife’s name, “electric boogaloo” is unlikely to be part of it.
    lord f

  25. ChrisTx says:

    Wow, that’s an early DST change. I’m not sure I like it being in March. I always preferred it in April. Is Easter early again this year?

  26. egan says:

    Lord F – I had to rule out my name. As much as I love my own name, I want the kid to develop his/her own identity. My wife’s first name is Electric. How did you know this? England is a bit different though since they are across the pond. Canada was weird since you could potentially cross the border and lose an hour.
    ChrisTX – yeah, it’s very early. I guess I’m excited since I will be able to exercise after I get home from work. Easter is April 8th this year so get your pastel colors ready.

  27. ubermilf says:

    There is NOTHING more important than your blogroll.
    I feel alive again.
    Also, when baby comes, you’ll have lots of delicious tax refund money.

  28. ChickyBabe says:

    I’m holding!
    If you rule out my real name, I may… just may even tell you! 😉

  29. Tall Chick says:

    Your link is busted.
    I have a Threedoor home. ^_^

  30. Kerry says:

    so… where are ya gonna go on this trip?!?

  31. Tall Chick says:

    I was envisioning stuff from the London Underground, like Mind the Gap signs. Oh voila! Am I close?;)

  32. Tall Chick says:

    Have you ruled out Escondido yet? What about Macchiato?

  33. Pants says:

    Excellent thinking! Support your family on the bathroom practices of guests!!!

  34. Jinks says:

    Congrats on baby on the way.
    and will you become Monkey Daddy aftewards?
    If you and the misses can’t get out to see a flick before the little bundle arrives, may I suggest a short flick on You Tube.
    It is entitled: Whatever Happened to Floor Monkeys, the movie.
    I’m the old broad about 5:29 minutes into it. Enjoy and let me know what you think… youngins really went to Maui, wowee must be nice.

  35. celeste says:

    So the big questions is: where are you going to go?!!

  36. mez says:

    surely there is a way you can afford to do the bathroom camera thing too! Don’t give up hope!

  37. Burr-ee-toe says:

    Come to california! you can see either Pants in nor Cal or me in So Cal! The way I see it, you have nothing cool to see in central California.

  38. Chris says:

    I just had a contractor over yesterday to measure out one of the bathrooms for a necessary remodel.
    Property taxes are like the noose of home ownership,
    Plan a nice vacation – and keep a journal as it may be some time before you get a similar opportunity.

  39. Brookelina says:

    Can’t. Have. Cake.
    I’m sorry. I never got past that line. It was too horrible a thought.

  40. egan says:

    Ubie – apparently there isn’t anything more important. I even added yours free of charge. I’m the nicest guy on the planet.
    ChickyBabe – crap, now you really have me interested. If I hold you a little tighter will you whisper the name in my ear?
    Tall Chick – the link has been fixed. You have a three door home? What’s that about?
    Kerry – I’m not exactly sure. We really want to swing the Hawaii vacation still.
    Tall Chick – the only gap when has to worry about in a bathroom is mine. I have no idea what that means.
    Tall Chick – did you ever live in Escondido? Nope, Maple Macchiato is still in the running.
    Pants – yes, I’m an aspiring entrepeneur.
    Jinks – thanks for visiting my blog. I will take a peek at this YouTube clip of yours. I will become a monkey’s daddy and not an uncle. Well I’m already an uncle, but I shouldn’t call my nephews monkeys. Welcome to my blog.
    Celeste – who knows, maybe Victoria? It’s close and inexpensive. You have a couch?
    Mez – I will never give up hope. Maybe I can put blog ads on my site and generate some moolah that way. Just a thought. The camera must stay.
    Burr-ee-toe – we’re thinking about a nice long weekend in Bakersfield.
    Chris – great suggestions mon ami. Ah, I need to call our contractor and let him know we’re back in the game.

  41. egan says:

    Brookelina – not having cake is evil. It’s not having ice cream in my book. I will even resort to using my fingers if necessary.

  42. Phil says:

    That saying must have inspired the inventors of Tupperware. Dam it I will have my cake and keep it fresh with patented seal protection!
    What are your thoughts on holidays? I guess camping is going to be a bit difficult?

  43. Amanda says:

    A man who loves ice cream as much as me. Rare find.
    Hawaii sounds fun. I’ve not had the pleasure of visiting. I’ve been to Greece & Mexico, but not Hawaii. My husband is afraid of the flight (from Nebraska it’s pretty long). The longest he’s been on a plane is from Nebraska to San Diego & back (where we went on our honeymoon).

  44. egan says:

    Phil – Tupperware™ is great stuff. So great my mom had a fit when I threw out her Tupperware™ from the 70’s. It didn’t go over well. I think the holidays will be great fun. Camping will be off limits for a few years, but we haven’t done much of it since I started those damn triathlons.
    Amanda – I guarantee I love ice cream more than you. We can compare notes on how much I eat. Ah, so cute of you. Flying isn’t so bad if you have a Gameboy, an iPod, and some porn for the iPod. Give it a try. So a flight from Seattle to Sweden wouldn’t be fun for you?

  45. Amanda says:

    I’m actually OK with flying. I love it. I could totally handle a long flight (NY to Greece was 9 hours) as long as I had a book and some music. But my husband is another matter altogether. He has a serious motion sickness problem. Riding in the passenger seat of a car makes him sick.
    I don’t know about the ice cream thing — I really love it. On average, how much per week do you eat?

  46. justrun says:

    Dude, tough break on the cameras.

  47. naynayfazz says:

    Ah ha! I know what they are. As you can tell, I don’t remodel bathrooms much. Or ever. But that picture looks nice!

  48. egan says:

    Amanda – I would guess I eat two gallons a week. My wife can get motion sick while driving, but not on boats or flights.
    Justrun – yeah, that’s what I’m saying. Maybe we can squeeze the cameras into the budget somehow.
    naynayfazz – I’m glad I could clear the confusion. I don’t think I knew exactly what subway tiles were until a few weeks ago. It’s all good.

  49. Cindra says:

    you should go to portland for the week-end, build and outhouse and put the money in a college fund for junior.

  50. egan says:

    Cindra – how about next weekend? There are tons of bloggers headed to the Kennedy School on Saturday night. You going to make an appearance?

  51. Maria says:

    Yah! Glad your meeting went well and you can take a vacation!!

  52. Eunice says:

    All I have to say is take that trip fast if you plan on flying there. My sis scared me out of going to Boston last year (even though at the time we were to go, I still had a green light to fly) when her flight to Denver the month before left her feeling like crap for two days after getting off the plane — on both ends of the trip. I’m just saying.

  53. Hal says:

    Hey Egan,
    My taxes are kicking my ass this year because I had a great year financially last year. Towards the end of the year, I received two large residual checks for a commercial I did in ’05, which was cool. The reason it’s kicking my ass is that the total from those checks, and everything else I made acting last year nearly equalled what I made in my “job job,” and my withholdings ended up being about half of what I needed them to be. In other words, too little was taken out. I’m not worried about raising the funds, though. My expenses aren’t nearly what they used to be, and I think I can swing it by April 15th. It still hurts, though!
    Have you ruled out Hal as a name for the baby yet?

  54. That’s next week ALREADY? Dammit.

  55. Oh – and enjoy your vacations. Lots of sex and photos, you two!

  56. Taxes are only good if there is a refund at the end of that whole sewer pipe.
    Wilson Phillips is headlining day two of Gruntstock, thanks to you. Thanks man!

  57. Janice says:

    ‘Molly’ on my blog is an Amelia. I like that name. I like the names Ceridwyn and Lindiwe. (I know lots of Welsh people).
    Yup, we have daylight saving next week. It’s very exciting. I’ll be able to play bocce ball in my backyard at night.
    Well, once the snow melts.

  58. Amber says:

    Where ya guys going to go on vacation?
    Sorry if you already answered this; I didn’t read through everyone else’s comments today. Too tired after graveyard shift.
    Thank God the both of you were okay after the earthquake. Your poor wife sounds like she was terrified! And I just have to say that I would LOVE to visit Paris someday. Lucky! Even luckier to avoid an earthquake… I’ve been in a couple in Alaska and they’re pretty disconcerting!

  59. Good for Me says:

    very exciting – vacation and bathroom! woo-hoo! it’s over the top exciting to come into money you weren’t really expecting. psyched for you guys. vacations are critical…especially after the wee one comes along. Good for YOU!
    btw – first outdoor ride today! I am feeling incredibly pumped!

  60. Amanda says:

    2 gallons a week?…….
    Is that why you fart so much?

  61. Hannelie says:

    You are going to do renovations with a pregnant woman in your house! Good luck, they are prone to changing their minds alot and have every right.
    We turn our clocks back again 1h here in Western Australia, we trialed Day light saving but every one hated it and don’t want it, our Eastern states (Sydney, Melbourne) do make us of Day light saving though.
    Good luck with all the reno’s, sounds lovely any way now matter what tiles, new ones are always great, then you don’t have to scrub the shower for say 6 months? LOL

  62. Tall Chick says:

    I will respond in order.
    1) in response to your Tudor home (say it out loud *wink wink, nudge nudge*)
    2) not as far as I know
    3) Maple Macchiato has a cute ring to it. And think of the publicity/free coupons if you contacted Starbuck HQ about that!

  63. Gawpo says:

    Croly Hap!, Egan. I see Good For Me has echoed my sentiments about blinking our eyes and then coming back to a new post. You are prolific and full of great energy and I do appreciate that about you. Always very engaging reading here.
    Okay, I want to hear the reply to Amanda’s fart question. This means, of course, that ice cream makes Amanda fart and that’s why she wants to know.
    Also, 2 gallons of ice cream a week? You jest not? That just blows me away. I don’t drink 2 gallons of WATER in a week. (but at least 8 gallons of scotch)
    It is great to hear that you guys can swing a vacation to Hawaii, Egan. I am truly happy for you.
    Amanda—have the hubby take meclazine. It is put out by Dramamine(trade mark sign, but can’t do it on the Mac yet). It says less drowsy and it is. Have him try it in the car first and then head up one of those really windy Nebraska mountain roads. Yeah, drive all the way to the summit of that tallest one in the state. What’s that at these days, about 87 feet? (GAWD! I KILL MYSELF!!!) Anyway, it works. I get horribly seasick, but not in a plane or boat.
    And Amy up there in Scova Notia, well, they just got Sunday Shopping, for cryin’ out loud. Now they’re messing with Daylight Savings Time? Sheesh.
    Okay, that’s it. I got everything I wanted to say in one comment box. I am so proud. You should be, too.

  64. Gawpo says:

    WAIT!!! What’s this about the Kennedy School in Portland? Sure, keep that from Gawpo. Read about on Egan’s blog as a comment to Cindra. Sure, I get it.
    Hopefully, if the weather is good enough, Cindra and I are going to fly up to visit Logo and Rusty Nails. If not, then maybe drive to Portland would be in order.
    Okay, that was my last comment. I missed that one at first.
    Peace. Out.

  65. Gawpo says:

    War. In.
    I missed that comment Tall Chick made about that stupid proverb: “You can’t have your cake and eat it too.” I never understood that one because of the way it’s written. Or said. Or whatever. She is right. It should say: “Remember—you can hold your cake and look at it and admire it, but if you eat it, then it will be all gone. You have to make up your mind which is more important to you, because if you just choose to hold it, then all you get to do is look at it. CAH-PEESH?” And you have to end it with the Cap-peesh or it just won’t work.
    Back to Peace. Out.

  66. Gawpo says:

    I’d like to comment that that last one was my last comment.
    Guess not, huh?

  67. egan says:

    Maria – you can say that again. We went on a bit of a shopping spree today, but still plan on doing both items mentioned in this post.
    Eunice – she didn’t recover well from a flight? We probably won’t be doing any traveling after April, still in the second trimester.
    Hal – hello again. You’re an actor? I had no idea. Just kidding. Good luck with the taxes and fame. I see you worked with Mrs. Griswold.
    Malnurtured Snay – I’m confused by the “next week” statement.
    Malnurtured Snay – lots of sleep and photos, no problem.
    The Grunt – I can’t wait to see Chyna. She was the shit on 90210.
    Janice – I’m stoked you can play bocce ball. Shouldn’t you be curling this time of year? Amelia isn’t a bad name, just not one we’re likely going to use.
    Amber – we hope to swing a trip to Hawaii somehow. Yeah, notice how in Alaska you don’t see too many brick buildings? Brick doesn’t fair well in earthquakes.
    Good for Me – unexpected money is the best thing ever. I could buy a new bike, nah, that wouldn’t be a wise decision.
    Amanda – ice cream makes you fart? That doesn’t happen with me. You want to share something with my readers? Yes, that’s about as much as I eat and that’s down a bit.
    Hannelie – thanks, the renovations will be nice. My wife has actually been very mellow. The whole project should only take 2 weeks from what I’ve been told. Those East Coasters aren’t to be trusted.
    Tall Chick – I got the Tudor thing. I figured it out while on my run tonight while admiring Tudors, Four Squares, and Victorian houses. Two-door. I’m not touching the door thing. Maybe I could receive some money for naming our child Maple Macchiato Singe.
    Gawpo – holy shit dude, your comment is longer than my post. You really should consider drinking more water than you currently do. It’s very important to drink water. Are you stalking me virtually? Macs rock!
    Gawpo – I think you have to be on the invite list for the shindig at the Kennedy School. This isn’t something I organized, but I do look forward to meeting many bloggers. That’s provided we’re still able to head south next Friday.
    Gawpo – are you done yet? No more afterthoughts? You’re like a piece of cake, if you know what I mean (wink wink)

  68. traceykwhite says:

    Love this blog and the thumbnail.

  69. CSL says:

    Oh, ummm ..yeah, I think I’m going to pass on THAT webcam site, Egan!

  70. Chicky Pea says:

    Travel before baby is good. It may be your last true vacation for some time. I hope you have a wonderful time. And as long as you have that other bathroom does it really need to be that elaborate? No! Happy dance for everyone.

  71. lord f says:

    i’m throwing another name in the ring: funchy.
    lord f

  72. Tall Chick says:

    You’re not touching that door thing, eh? And yet, by so saying, you did, didn’t you? And you said it all right there by saying you weren’t going ot say a thing about it. Impressive. Your powers are great. I hope all doors are accessible to you or will be someday.
    I thought foursquare was a game.
    have you ever painted daisies on a big red rubber ball?

  73. Gawpo says:

    Oh. Hoidy-toidy. I should have known. Hmpf!!!!

  74. ChickyBabe says:

    Come closer and I’ll whisper… but if you speak of it, I’ll have to silence you somehow… shh…

  75. egan says:

    Traceykwhite – hello and welcome to my blog. I appreciate the kind words. Have a good one.
    CSL – oh, well maybe I wasn’t serious. Maybe you weren’t serious. Life can be so confusing.
    Chicky Pea – nah, not at all. I think as long as the shower and toilet work it’s all good. Happy Dance is right.
    Lord F – Funchy? That rhymes with Carpetmunchy, I think we’ll pass on that suggestion of yours. I like your dedication to helping us.
    Tall Chick – four square is a game and also a type of house. I’ve never painted daisies on a big red rubber ball, yet I have painted them on my ass.
    Gawpo – I’m sorry man, I don’t set the rules. I actually don’t think anyone sets the rules.
    ChickyBabe – I’ve got goosebumps.

  76. Eunice says:

    Yeah, she and my mom flew up to see me — we were at the end of our second trimester and she got really sick. I can’t really explain it — it was a swollen bloaty nauseated feeling from what I understand. But I flew a month before that just fine — I didn’t know I was preggers, but you know the story.

  77. Jennifer says:

    There are four square courts at my YMCA. Four of them, in fact. In one big square.
    Springing forward sucks. But falling backward? Gaining an hour of sleep? Now there’s a concept I live for.

  78. atpanda says:

    I have to tell you I don’t understand all this Spring Forward/Fall Back crap. We here in Arizona just plain don’t believe in either. But tell that to my ‘smart’ alarm clock! I found out the hard way in the Fall that my clock is too smart for its own good. Problem is, since I don’t understand the Springing and Falling, I don’t know what way to set my alarm to save myself from getting to work late. Or early. Dang, I’m confused.

  79. egan says:

    Eunice – your phantom pregnancy still confounds me. I think we should be fine as long as it’s done before May. We’re not going anywhere too far away.
    Jennifer – ha, I could actually see the add an hour, subtract an hour thing happening on a weekly basis. Ah, maybe that’s just a dream of mine.
    Atpanda – Arizona and a few other select states sure do luck out. Although I’m pretty excited about the early dayling savings since it means I can workout after work.

  80. CSL says:

    Oh, I’m hardly ever serious.

  81. egan says:

    CSL – this is good to know. Now that I know this I can lay the sarcasm on really thick.

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