Somehow... canning always takes longer than "they" say it's supposed to. For example:
Right now I'm making grape juice in the steam juicer. I read online that it's supposed to take one hour and I'll start getting juice after 20 minutes. Umm, no. It's been at least 90 minutes and I have a jar's worth.
Cooking apples for applesauce - that supposedly takes 30 minutes until the apples are soft. Again, not a chance. I have to stir them several times and it usually takes an hour, AFTER the liquid starts boiling.
That would probably explain why it's 11:30 and bedtime isn't coming for awhile, even though I skipped half my projects for tonight so I could get some sleep.
The lack of sleep might help you understand my silly error earlier today that resulted in applesauce mildly flavored with jalapeno... at least we decided it could be a tasty meat topping, so I didn't just toss it. Instead, I canned it after adding lemon juice, cinnamon, and brown sugar, which isn't the combination I've used in the non-spicy applesauce, but it complements the mild kick nicely.