Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Desk Jockey

My office is in Vancouver, about 100km from Deroche. Although I can work from home the folks on campus do appreciate semi-regular proof of my continued existence. Most Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays I take the 07:27 West Coast Express train from Mission (20km eat of here) into the city, followed by the 18:20 train home again. This requires me to feed the troops at 06:00 and 20:00, and we are rapidly reaching the day on which both these times will fall in pitch blackness. Last week I bought myself a very snazzy head lamp! How do you cope with your long list of chores as the daylight hours get shorter?


Funder said...

Again with the living ridiculously far north! How much light DO you get at midsummer, anyway?

It's still getting light here around 5:30 and twilight falls around 7:45. :P

dp said...

Midsummer? We're in sun all the time!

Kidding, kidding. I guess it's all relative, as Deroche is not far north compared to most of BC. At the summer solstice we get about 16 hours and 15 minutes of daylight. On the winter solstice we get about 8 hours of daylight (roughly 8 am to 4 pm in daylight savings time). You get used to it.