Daylight Saving Time

@cyrus123 (6383)
United States
October 30, 2009 12:02am CST
In case nobody has told youall yet, I would like to remind everybody that daylight saving time goes off this Saturday Night. We need to wind our clocks back an hour. Remember the saying "spring forward, fall back". This has always been the easiest way for me to remember which way to wind it. We were reminded of this last Sunday Morning at worship. We were also reminded of it at Wednesday Night bible study. This is so we wouldn't be late for church the next morning. I would like to know how youall feel about daylight saving time. I've had to deal with it all my life but at the same time, I like the longer days. I have things I have to do outside, like feeding my horse, for example, and I just don't like for it to get dark so early. I just go earlier every year. Kathy.
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@lelin1123 (15643)
• Puerto Rico
30 Oct 09
I love getting an extra hour of sleep but I don't like it to get dark so early. The day is so short to me then. During the spring and summer the daylight is so long and I love it. Not to mention you save on electricity by not having to put the lights on so early. I would give up the hour of sleep to have extra light and not have to use the lights in the house so early.
@GardenGerty (105192)
• United States
30 Oct 09
With my son staying with us the lights are never off at our house. He is a night owl, I am a lark, and hubby works a mid shift. No hope for us.
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@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
31 Oct 09
I'm a night owl, myself, so my lights are on all the time pretty much, too. I always have been a night owl. My house is dark without lights no matter what time of day it is. I keep my drapes closed winter and summer because it helps me to save on my heat and air bill. I have big windows in the living room, dining room, and den and it makes a difference. Kathy.
@drannhh (15241)
• United States
30 Oct 09
Kathy, here in Arizona we do not have daylight savings time. However, across the river in Nevada and California they do. So I will have to remember if I meet friends for lunch that the time is one hour different at the restaurant than at home.
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@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
31 Oct 09
Hi drannhh! I didn't know youall didn't have DST in Arizona. I thought everybody all over the U.S. had it. You learn something new all the time. Well, at least you don't have to deal with the time change every year.What part of Arizona are you in? Arizona has always been one of my favorite states. I think it's beautiful out there. I especially like the Grand Canyon. I've seen it three times. I was just 4 years old the first time I saw it so I don't remember very much about that trip. I saw it again when I was 9 and then, again, when I was 35. I have also been to Tucson, Yuma, and Tombstone, Arizona. Oh yes, I almost forgot to mention that I have been to Phoenix, too. I was 12 years old when my parents, two oldest nephews, and I were in Tucson. We were on our way to California and we decided to spend two nights there because daddy wanted to rest up from driving so much. While we were there, we went to "Old Tucson" and we just had a great time! Kathy.
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@drannhh (15241)
• United States
31 Oct 09
I am in the Tri-State area so if I drive across one bridge it is Nevada time and across the other it is California. So half of the year it is the same time on both sides of the river and the other half we are an hour later. If we meet someone from out of town at the restaurant and somebody gets the time mixed up we are fortunately an hour early rather than an hour late, so we nearly always meet friends on the other side. We are 75 miles from the Grand Canyon by air, but a bit further by car, but I have not actually been there yet! Probably the next time I go to Sedona (and Oak Creek Canyon, which I love!) I will take a little detour up to the Grand Canyon at least as far as the South Rim.
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@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
6 Nov 09
That's interesting about you living in the tri-state area. At least, if you go to a restaurant in the area where the time is the same, you don't have to worry about whether you're late or not or if they're fixing to close. Kathy.
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@pergammano (7755)
• Canada
30 Oct 09
Good morning, Kathy! Daylight Savings Time, is a proverbial pain in my body clock! And that's mainly because I am a morning person! I think I would be happier living in the "Land of the Midnight Sun" or Northern Norway! I guess I am just a Daylight person. Like you, it throws a real wrinkle in my evening chores...I find I have to quit work earlier so that I can get them done! I am so envious of you, having a horse! I sold my last horse, about 8 years ago..sort of a forced sale, as there was nothing that could confine him, NO fence of any form, so each time he escaped my fine from the Animal Control Officer increased! The irony of it all was I purchased him from the Animal Control Officer, and because there was always horses at that farm...thats where he went! So to get back to DST, all my riding was in the early morning hours (like 4-5 a.m.) so this time change always brings back those memories! Have a great one, Kath!
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
30 Oct 09
Well I havent had it all my life and sometimes I think it sucks as the cows didnt tell time the wanted to be milked at 4 am SDT
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@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
31 Oct 09
You're the first person I know of who has never had it all her life! This is so funny, lol! So you had to milk cattle at 4:00 a.m. I've lived on a farm since I was 7 years old. However, we didn't have dairy cattle. We had beef cattle. Kathy.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
31 Oct 09
Can really remember when DLT came into affect but I know I was almost grown I been here on this earth for 69 years so thats why I had redular time when I grew up and yup went out with my grandpa to milk cows.
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@musicman6 (2376)
• United States
3 Nov 09
I myself wish they would not have daylight saving time, with the activities that I do, it doesn't matter what time it is, whether it's day or night! Basically, I hardly ever use or refer to a clock anyway! It's just something else we have to put up with, and keep up with!
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@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
3 Nov 09
I personally like the longer days, myself. However, it's something that I've had to deal with all my life, as I'm sure we all have. I couldn't imagine what life would be like if we didn't have it. You remind me of what my daddy used to say, lol. He didn't like dealing with clocks, either, but he wasn't serious. Thank you for your response. Kathy.
@quita88 (3716)
• United States
31 Oct 09
Geeeez, thanks for the reminder ! You are sweetheart !
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@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
31 Oct 09
Thank you!Kathy.
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
30 Oct 09
YAY! i get an extra hour of sleep this weekend! and no, i dont want to be late for church either just because hubby and i are the ones that do the powerpoint! also, now is a good time to check the batteries in your smoke detectors!
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@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
31 Oct 09
Hi cher913! I didn't think about this being a good time to check the batteries in my smoke detectors. Thank you for reminding me. It seems like I'm always late for church no matter whether we're on daylight saving time or not, lol. I keep saying I'm going to try to do better but then something comes up at the last minute and I'm late again! We have a powerpoint at our church, too. Thank you for responding. Kathy.
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
30 Oct 09
Hey Kathy! Thanks for the reminder! I'm sure I would have been reminded somehow or someway! I think AOL has a cute way or reminding people usually, but since tomorrow is Halloween they might just be concentrating on that instead! So thanks for the heads up! I don't like the idea of it getting dark so early either! It also means that the miserable cold days of Winter are coming which I certainly could do without! I can't take the cold anymore like I used to! But, since there's nothing we can do about I'm just hoping for the best and hoping that this Winter won't be a really cold and snowy one and will be over before we know it! Happy Daylight Savings Time!
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@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
31 Oct 09
Hi Opal! It's good to hear from you again! I don't like cold weather too much, either. I used to love snow when I was a child. However, I can't stand to be out in it too long these days. I think it's pretty to look at, though. We get snow about every other year in Alabama but it doesn't always stick. When it does, it's only about two or three inches. That's the best way to look at it. Just hope for the best and hope it will be over with before we know it. Thank you for responding and have a good night. Kathy.
@regina36 (29)
• United States
30 Oct 09
Thanks for reminding us . I almost forgot about this.
@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
31 Oct 09
Like I said in my discussion, the men who did the announcements at church both Sunday and Wednesday Night reminded us. If it hadn't have been for them, I might have forgotten. I really didn't know when daylight saving time was going off and I'm glad they told us. They do this every year and I think it's a good thing. Thank you for responding and have a great night. Kathy.
@yuna15 (2707)
• Philippines
30 Oct 09
I am not from the United States but I'm very much aware of the Daylight Savings Time because my work schedule is based on the US since a work for a call center based in the U.S. It's actually a good thing for me because my work now starts at 5am instead of 4am. I've only known about DST when I worked as tech support in my company.
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@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
31 Oct 09
5:00 a.m. would be a little too early for me to start work. 4:00 a.m. would be even worse. I know you are happy to get that extra hour of sleep. I have had to report to a job at 6:00 a.m. and that was pretty rough. That was only a temporary job, though. Thank you for responding. Kathy.
@mzz663 (2775)
• United States
30 Oct 09
I can always remember to Spring ahead and Fall behind but I never know exactly when it happens....so glad you reminded us & let us know! I really dislike daylight savings time and would rather not have to deal with it at all, couldn't they have come up with a happy medium and let it stay the same all the time?! Through the years I've been an hour late for church, an hour early and I never set my clocks back at the same time, sometimes, like in my car, I don't set it back for months....and by the time I go to get my car manual out to figure out how to do it, I might as well not change it because it's so close to the time to change again....just glad that my computer and cell phone reset automatically with me having to do nothing!
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@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
31 Oct 09
That's the way I am. I never know when it happens and I'm glad whoever does the announcements at church always reminds us. Like I said in my discussion, I like the longer days, myself. I just can't stand for it to get dark so early. However, it's something I've had to deal with all my life. I'm glad that the clocks on my computer and cell phone reset automatically, too. I have a big house and I have a lot of clocks to wind everytime,! Thank you for responding. Kathy.
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
30 Oct 09
tHANKS FOR THE REMINDER. wHEN I WAS WORKING I ALWAYS REMINDED EVRYBODY & THEN FORGOT IT MYSELF HALF THE TIME, LOL. I just wish they would leave it one way or the other. Doesn't bother me as much now but when i was working i hated the change either time.
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@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
31 Oct 09
Like I said in my discussion, I wish we could keep the longer days because I have things I have to do outside. However, it's something I've had to deal with all my life and I couldn't imagine it any other way. I never know when it's going to go off and I'm glad that whoever does the announcemnets at church always reminds us. Thank you for responding and have a great night. Kathy.
@GardenGerty (105192)
• United States
30 Oct 09
Personally, I wish they would leave the clocks alone. I tend to get up when it is light, and get sleepy when it is dark. I have always worked either with children, the elderly or the mentally handicapped, and it is a difficult thing to make that transition for all three of those populations. By the time they get really used to it, it is time to change again.
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@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
31 Oct 09
Hi GardenGerty! Like I said, I wish we could just keep the longer days, myself. It would give me time to do the things I need to get done outside. I can imagine it's a real hastle on the people you work with, though. It's something we've had to deal with all our lives, though, and I couldn't imagine what it would be like not having it. I've been meaning to tell you this for quite sometime but I really do like your new avatar. Thank you for responding and have a great night. Kathy.
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
1 Apr 11
Hi. cyrus123. I like the longer days for my daylight savings time change. I can stay up more longer than. I don't have to feel as if it is so late once the sun goes down like it used to. I enjoy this new time change as far as the day lasting much longer. I just don't like the fact that I have lost so much of sleep from not getting that extra hour in.