Saturday, May 16, 2009

Down with Daylight Saving

Western Australia has just had its fourth referendum on the question of daylight saving. With the first three the referendum came after a one-year trial and the 'No' vote was about 53%. This time we had a three year trial and the 'No' vote is going to be higher, around about 57% I think. The pollies are going to keep on trying until they get the result which they want but, like date rapists, they can't seem to get it into their heads that 'no' actually means 'no'.

I have told the cats that they can now reset their stomachs because we won't have another trial in their lifetimes and, yeah, I will be able to use my pool for summer exercise again. It has been languishing for three years because I can't, in all honesty, spend every morning in bathers waiting for the sun to get high enough in the sky to shade the pool. I had seriously thought of having it removed if the vote was for permanent summer time in the future, and plant a tree in the hole. But hardly worth it if I am only going to be here for another two years. Neither was it going to be worth it to keep the pool in good condition but unused for two years, pending the sale of the property.

Still no rain and we are going into winter at the end of the month. The weather prophets are predicting rain for all the coming week but I won't hold my breath on that one; they have already reneged on Thursday rain and it will be just a matter of time before they change their minds about the other days in the coming week.

1 comment:

  1. Arizona doesn't observe Daylight Saving Time, and neither does Hawaii. So, here is my plan. Twice a year, once in the Fall and once in the Spring, everyone from these two states should change places for one week. I would be very willing to exchange homes with someone that owns a nice condo on the beach. ;-)