Tuesday, July 27, 2010


I miss it. I get up at 7:30, bum around for an hour and a half, and that's the sunlight I actually see. Luckily I have big windows in the dining room / computer room where I normally sit in the mornings. Okay, so I normally get up at 8:00 because it's damn cold at 7:30 (a whole 8 degrees celsius! I'm sure all you folk in England would gasp at such frightfully chilly weather in winter!) and we try to keep our electricity bills down low by only putting on the ducted heading for a few hours a day.

Anyway, not the point. The point is that I get off work at 5:00PM most days, catch a bus, and by the time I get off the O'Bahn at home, it's 5:45 and it's been dark for almost half an hour. We go for a lot of walks, me and my fiance, but it's almost always dark at night. No wonder I'm so pale.

I never realized how early night fell in winter until I got this job. Now I crave Spring, not just for the weather, but for the sun!


  1. Wow. It's like that here in winter too. Unfortunately right now? I could sit outside at midnight and read with no light other than that STILL coming from the sky. I just don't sleep all summer and do my best to hibernate in the winter.

  2. Wow, I can't imagine learning to deal with that. It sounds painful.