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# Still lost on date.times

Hey there, Floundering in this date.time video series. Needing some help. My plan is to go back and thoroughly review this series and make it stick. Right now, just sorta lost....

timestrings.py
```## Examples
# to_string(datetime_object) => "24 September 2012"
# from_string("09/24/12 18:30", "%m/%d/%y %H:%M") => datetime
def to_string(datetime.datetime):
```

MOD

Hey matthew mahoney, there are two aspects to dealing with `datetime` object. Basically converting data into (`strptime`) and out of (`strftime`) a `datetime` object; and manipulating `datetime` objects and the related `timedelta` objects.

For functions that manipulate a `datetime` object, the function parameter can be a regular variable name, say, `date1`, etc.

A`datetime` object can be used in math equations. When added or subtracted, two `datetime` objects yield a new `timedelta` object. Math between a `datetime` object and a `timedelta` Yields a new `datetime` object.

So the form of your solutions would be:

```def my_func(string, format):
# call to strptime
# return results
```

Post back if you need more help. Good luck!!!

Okay, so I liked your ab joke... lol

I sorted the last challenge but this one still has me stumped.

"Create a function named to_string that takes a datetime and gives back a string in the format "24 September 2012"."

```import datetime

def to_string(date1):
return date1.datetime.strptime('%d %B %Y')
```

You’re very close. “To string” needs to use `strftime` since it’s a str-Formatted-time.

The object `date1` is a `datetime` object so it has the method `strftime`. remove the `.datetime`

Okay, Chris Freeman finally got that one! Now to the second half Strptime... any clues for this one?

```import datetime

def to_string(date1):
return date1.strftime('%d %B %Y')

def from_string(string_date, a_strftime):
```

okay, supposed to be strftime but... still doesn't work