Posts Tagged ‘Daylight Saving Time’

Good Bye, Daylight Saving Time

October 30, 2009

daylight saving

Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend.  It’s the end of Daylight Saving and the beginning of the circadian dysrhythmia.

I get up at 5:00 AM, often without the alarm, and leave for work between 5:30 and 5:45.  I don’t mind driving to work in the dark.  In fact, I enjoy it.  And I particularly enjoy the daylight at the end of the day.   Beginning Monday, that’s gone.  By the time I get home, there won’t be much light left.

The other problem will be 5:00 AM.  5:00 is early enough.  But Monday morning, I’ll probably be awake at 4 o’clock.  And that way too early to have your eyes open.

That Extra Hour

November 1, 2008

Do you remember losing a hour back in March?  You are about to get it back.  Daylight Saving Time ends Saturday/Sunday.  Technically, DST ends Sunday morning at 2 AM.  So no more saving daylight.

I don’t much care for switching time and clocks back and forth.  My preference would be to stay on a DST schedule year around.  I can drive to work in the dark just fine.  I do it most of the year.  What I like is having more light at the end of my day when I can do something with it.

To commemorate the end of DST, I took a hike on my way home from work on Wednesday.  To read an account of my adventure, complete with a yucca wound, click here.  It was the last chance to go hiking after work for a while.  It will get dark too soon.

WebExhibits has an interesting site on Daylight Saving Time.  It’s here.

Now the big question.  What are you going to do with that extra 60 minutes on Sunday?


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