Hours in the day

I was thinking while lying in bed last night how many hours one has in the day.

I mean, how many proper hours.

There are 24 hours in a day, I am told. For me, they go like this:

  • Work     10 hours
  • "Sleep"    7 hours
  • Commute 3 hours

OK, that’s 20 hours. Then there is an hour between getting up and going to work, doing things like showering, making lunchboxes etc, so that doesn’t count as "proper".

That leaves 3 hours, in which to:

  • interact with children (incl help with homework)
  • cook/eat meal
  • tidy up minimally (eg washing up, checking school letters for next day)
  • read
  • blog

Pretty difficult to do even those minimal things in that time, let alone phone family/friends, watch TV, go out or any of those other things that I am convinced "normal" people do.

What is it like for you?

Sudoku 2 June, and polygon

2 June

Today’s killer sukoku is easy (yet again). Downloadable puzzle at the link.

Today’s plain sudoku is hard. Interactive puzzle at the link.

Today’s Times killer sudoku is a real killer, I only managed to put in three "2"s today.

Using the given letters no more than once, make as many words as possible of three or more letters, always including the central letter. Capitalised words, plurals, conjugated verbs (past tense etc), adverbs ending in LY, comparatives and superlatives are disallowed. Two words can be made by combining all the letters.

How you rate: 11 words, average; 14, good; 18, very good; 22, excellent. (Answers in the comments.)  (Times)