The sky outside looks exactly the same but apparently three weeks have gone by since I wrote the post. I am positive it has only been a day. Darn that time-regulator machine. It hasn't been working right since the new year. First, I found out that it had made January and February move much too slowly, and when it came to March, it suddenly zoomed forward. And of course, it's no longer under warranty.
I'll have to get myself a new one. These refurbished machines are useless.