on the plus side, everyone else also always seems surprised by the time. i think it's mostly the effect of spending a significant portion of every day hanging out on the porch with like 10 people.
 our porch is excellent now. i don't know who cleaned/rearranged, but it looks like a glorious den.
the cherry trees in our yard have cherry-ed! they're delicious!
somebody left this weird book on the porch; it's a workbook on how to improve your memory. i did the 1st section, and it actually works. so now i have the amazing ability to memorize random lists of nouns. the next section is on how to memorize numbers, which would actually be, ya know, useful and not a random party trick. but someone seems to have taken the book.