Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

We made it! The shortest day until next year!!!

Posted Sunday, December 22, 2019, at 8:04 PM
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  • At my age, this is not coming without many sore muscles. I only try to load and spread one truckload every other day but this weekend I overdid it and with the mild days forecasted after Tuesday, I will start again.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sun, Dec 22, 2019, at 8:03 PM
  • I sure did enjoy the extra sunlight today!

    In November I was up far north, and the days were down to about 3 or 4 hours long. But, the sun went down at such an acute angle that twilight seemed to last forever. When the sun started to set, there were literally hours to go before it got totally dark. I commented on that to a local, and he told me that on his first trip to the States he had gotten caught out in the dark, because he did not realize it got dark so fast here.

    -- Posted by lazarus on Sun, Dec 22, 2019, at 10:38 PM
  • Iíve never thought about what the reverse does to folks up there. When you came back was there any adapting needed, like jet lag or did you drive back and adjust slowly?

    Iíve been reading a fair amount about Northern Alaska and Canada lately. Not sure I would like the sunlight issue.(or lack of it)

    -- Posted by stevemills on Mon, Dec 23, 2019, at 8:07 AM
  • Jet lag was in June. Over 100 hours flying, 17 time zones crossed, and 6 nights I didn't end up sleeping at all. Including a couple of weeks in Northern Sweden, where the night was only a half hour where you couldn't read outside without a light. When I got home there was no sense of day or night, I just periodically got sleepy and dozed off for an hour or two. It took a while to sort out day and night.

    -- Posted by lazarus on Mon, Dec 23, 2019, at 7:10 PM
  • Yeesh, it might take me month or more to settle down but then again, I donít sleep regular anyway so maybe ďmyĒ regular would be what you experienced.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Mon, Dec 23, 2019, at 7:30 PM
  • I have worked out a jet lag strategy for 5 or more time zones;

    Traveling East; fly overnight and arrive the next morning. Then stay up until the normal bedtime where you are. That first day is pretty rough, but when you wake up in the morning you are switched.

    Traveling West; leave in the morning, and arrive the same morning almost the same time you left. Then stay up until the regular bedtime. That is just a long day, and the next morning you are fine.

    The confusing one is flying East across the IDL. Then you arrive earlier on the same day you left.

    -- Posted by lazarus on Mon, Dec 23, 2019, at 7:57 PM
  • Loving this CA weather and wishing my gardening friends a wonder-filled Christmas. Loved seeing the dirt Steve, there is hope for planting again soon! HP

    -- Posted by horsepoopperson on Tue, Dec 24, 2019, at 2:08 PM
  • Marty Christmas to you HPP.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Dec 24, 2019, at 4:33 PM
  • Marty Christmas to you HPP.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Dec 25, 2019, at 7:09 AM
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