Most Amazing

I know….I have been remiss in posting here lately.  The problem is, between family and my Scotties,  I am missing great amounts of sleep lately!  I won’t  relate all the details, but trust me,  I am just plain tuckered by being awakened at weird hours….

And, speaking of time!  When Mark and I were at WalMart the other day,  he was looking for a voltage meter, as his last one broke while Ben replaced an outlet for Mark’s mom.  (All done under Mark’s instruction and watchful eye) As we cruised along the aisles,  we passed some nightlights.  I really don’t like nightlights, as I like a dark room to sleep in…I am a rather light sleeper, and lights annoy me.  However….

As I looked at the offerings,  I found something that absolutely de-“lighted” me!  Amid the nightlights was one that has the most awesome little clock for a face!  I was happy because when I awaken in the night, I am always curious what time it is.  I have a Timex clock radio, but that thing is such a “work of art” (said VERY sarcastically!)  The clock radio is *supposed* to be atomic, meaning it should merely plug into the outlet and work.  Well, I did have to press a button to allow it to know which time zone, as the United States has four. 

As soon as I plugged in the darn clock radio, it came up with time all right….about five or six minutes BEHIND the correct time.  Also, wherever the thing gets its info,  it never is even close regarding Daylight Savings Time.  There has been more than one time I have threatened to open the window and HEAVE that thing….(it is several years old!)

So…here is a photo of the cute little nightlight doing its thing in the dark…

The little clock has that bright green face that illuminates nicely at night, making it very easy to read.  It audibly “ticks” each second…fortunately, noise doe not bother me at night like light does.  The best part is that when it is time to set the clock forward or back,  I simply unplug it and turn the circular set “button”! 

Yes, amazing what a few dollars can do to alleviate my great frustration.  And the clock radio?  Well, it is plugged in and sitting on a table in the corner of the room where it totally doesn’t bother me showing its “off” time.  I still press the button on it from time to time to listen to its radio!

4 Responses

  1. We have 5 devices in our house that “set themselves” and not two of them display the same time. The funniest part is that Jeff and I have identical alarm clocks but they show different times. They do a nice job of changing for daylight saving time though.

  2. The clock in our 2007 van automatically changes for daylight saving time, but it was assembled prior to the revised dates set by our former president. (Thanks, Georgie!) Wouldn’t be such an annoyance if I didn’t spend so much of my life in that van.

  3. >> I found something that absolutely de-”lighted” me!

    He he he; loved this pun. 😀

    Beautiful nightlight. And can sympathise with time frustration; and with Madeline’s comments on DST changing. We are still on DST here and now are moving back this coming weekend, as we approach winter: but various computers decided to move back last weekend. Bah.

  4. Ian, I was just thinking….You in the Land of Oz celebrate Christmas in the SUMMER!!! How totally radical! (as we dream of a White Christmas!!!!)

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