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Old 03-13-2011, 08:21 AM   #1
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After grumbling all week about the time change I finally got it through my thick head that I don't have to play anymore. This is an unexpected bonus and a darned good one.
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Old 03-13-2011, 10:03 AM   #2
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Though I do wish they'd start church an hour later on the first day after moving the clocks forward.
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I'm just happy that the bedroom alarm clock and the "atomic" clock in the dining room handle the change by themselves (and the phones and computers, of course). I still had to change the clocks in the thermostat, microwave, range, coffeemaker, basement, and car. Eventually, I suppose these things will all have self-adjusting clocks when they're connected to the internet.
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From my standpoint, I'd prefer that they'd leave DST on for the entire year.
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I get amused with the people who complain so much about losing an hour. It's the one time insomnia has its advantages-----every night I get less than eight hours sleep, so the switch to DST doesn't affect me at all! I've always wondered if people really feel a difference from the "lost" hour....
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I got my extra hour of sleep this morning - and it felt great!

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Old 03-13-2011, 12:35 PM   #7
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Yep, being retired means it doesn't matter. When I was working, it did. A lot at 4:30 in the morning. If DST was year around, we might as well use solar time and just have everything run an hour earlier.
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I must really be slipping into retirement. I had no idea DST was today. If we didn't have a power flicker in the middle of the night the caused the clock on the stove to flash, I wouldn't have known. Not really a problem for me, but my kids might have cared when they showed up for school an hour late tomorrow. Well, maybe not.
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Even though I'm retired, I still don't like it. I was sleeping later than I really wanted to, already.
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After grumbling all week about the time change I finally got it through my thick head that I don't have to play anymore.
But you do have to change about 15 clocks and devices, don't you?

Our power went out on Friday (PG&E afraid of tsunamis), so I decided not to ReLED (the official term), until today. I haven't done it yet, which is lucky, since the power went off twice today (wind storm).

DST is typical of stupid human ideas.
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From my standpoint, I'd prefer that they'd leave DST on for the entire year.
Me too. I hate it when it gets dark at 4:30 or 5 PM in the winter months, it is so depressing. Especially now that I am ERed and never have to get up early any more so a later sunrise won't bother me. When I was working I hated coming home from work while it was dark.
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i like standard time and wish we'd just stay on it.
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Though I do wish they'd start church an hour later on the first day after moving the clocks forward.
Amen!!!
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Since Arizona doesn't like another hour of 110F temps during the summer, we don't switch. I did have to change my fancy atomic clock from Mountain to Pacific time since it automatically switched for me and doesn't have an option to ignore DST.
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though i do wish they'd start church an hour later on the first day after moving the clocks forward.
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We drove from the Eastern Time Zone into Central a week ago. Gained and hour, which was good. Reset all the clocks in the RV. A week later, they take the hour back, and we had to reset clocks again.

As an aside, Central Time Zone is messing with me. Everything I watch on T.V. comes on an hour early. I'm done watching at 8:00PM now. It's like the middle part of the country is trying to put me to bed early.
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I think DST is just silly. New Mexico is 3 miles east and so I cross the time line, every time I go to town. Most of the residents of Rodeo, NM(The most western town in NM), wish that they didn't have DST.
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One of my pups jumps (the one in my avatar) into bed each morning at 5:30 and lick my ear to tell me that it's time to get up ...

For the last two days, I've been able to sleep till 6:30. I'll hate to "fall back"...
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There is a very interesting historical discussion about DST here

Daylight saving time - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I certainly don't miss getting up early in the dark, being stuck in a windowless cube farm all day, and driving home from w*rk after dark in the winter months. No wonder people at w*rk were so crabby.
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Old 03-15-2011, 06:25 AM   #20
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I don't like DST. Now its 2 hours earlier in Az than Il. When I go to our Az condo, I usually get there around 10 pm, and wake up starving at 4 am. With no food in the house, I wait starving until 7 to go to breakfast. Later I eat dinner at 4 and pass out on the couch at 6 pm. It takes a while to adjust.
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