Saturday, March 13, 2010

Daylight Saving Time

Time change at the start of Daylight Saving TimeImage via Wikipedia
We're supposed to set our clocks forward at 2am - springing forward to 3am, and essentially losing an hour of our day tomorrow.  I'm not sure if anyone actually stays up until 2 in the morning to set all the clocks forward right then, but we'll be changing them all tomorrow - at least the ones we remember.  There always seems to be some that get forgotten, like the thermostat, which is pretty important, and the time setting in my camera, which isn't really that important in the grand scheme of things.

In the past I've questioned why we even need Daylight Saving Time, and I'm sure I'll be questioning when I go back to walking in the dark this week.  I've questioned why the time is supposed to change in the middle of the night, when nobody is up to do it, but I never questioned why it starts on Sunday morning. Why not Saturday morning?

By starting Daylight Saving Time at the beginning of the weekend, we would have an extra day to adjust.  One more day may not make that much of a difference, because it does take a few days to get your body adjusted to the time.  But, if you're going to lose an hour of sleep, why not early in the weekend, so you have a day to catch up?

Oh well, better get to bed, because it's almost midnight - and in 2 hours it'll be 3am.
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  1. I can't wait till we put our clocks forward.. it's another couple of weeks for us..

  2. I always take a few weeks to adjust to the springing forward. I agree why don't we do it on Saturday would make life easier. Wasn't it beautiful yesterday though? So nice up here in Oshkosh.


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