So, this month, I’ve started work an hour earlier than before. Its certainly nice to get home earlier. That 7:30pm arrival was the pits (I’ll probably be doing them again, though). So, now, I get home 6:30-6:45, if I don’t have to go elsewhere first. That part is nice, as I can actually enjoy some “awake” time with the kids, instead of the cranky “before bed” time. Its not the end of the shift that’s really getting to me (although the other shift is closing time, so there was no question as to when it ended). Its the start time. Before, I’d have lots of time after getting the kids off to school to shower and fart around with any dishes left over fromt he previous night. I could prepare a brunch and generally mosey my ass out the door and be at work in plenty of time (because I’d had to get up with the kids – summer’s different). Now, I have about 20 minutes between getting the kids off to school and getting me out the door to work. I’ve got the back a lot of the other stuff up now.
Why does one hour make so much difference?