It's time to fall back

@Canellita (12051)
United States
October 29, 2009 10:34pm CST
When daylight savings went into affect we thought the stuff that automatically changes like the phones hadn't changed and we got all confused. There was talk of eliminating the time changes all together but I guess that idea hasn't had enough support. I like having more daylight hours better than when it gets dark at 5 PM. It just makes it so much easier for getting around and school kids who have after school programs or who ride the bus are not getting home in the dark. Women don't have to walk to their cars in the dark after work... I wonder what would happen if we didn't fall back in October. It's kind of interesting that the time change occurs on Halloween this time around.
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11 responses
@ElicBxn (61143)
• United States
30 Oct 09
yeah, I personally love daylight savings time because I like it dark in the morning (the better for sleeping) and light in the evening for doing things. I can see that they want the kids going to school not to be in the dark, but I honestly would prefer to call that normal and leave it that way.
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@Canellita (12051)
• United States
30 Oct 09
There is more morning light in the spring when it starts. When it is dark in the morning my body thinks it is still night and doesn't want to get up!
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@ElicBxn (61143)
• United States
30 Oct 09
I don't EVER want to get up, so light or dark isn't an issue
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@Canellita (12051)
• United States
31 Oct 09
LOL! I hear ya! But you have all those little mouths waiting to be fed that are not going to let you sleep in much.
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@cher913 (25859)
• Canada
30 Oct 09
YAY! i get an extra hour of sleep. oddly enough, my computer (i guess) felt it was time to change the clocks because during the week, the message popped up saying it was changing the time! lol!
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@Canellita (12051)
• United States
31 Oct 09
Hmmm, maybe your computer is a little ADD! You might want to check and make sure it is on the right date.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
30 Oct 09
I also miss having the longer days and sunlight for longer periods of time at night. Unfortunately even if we didn't set our clocks back it would still be darker outside. You can't change mother nature.
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@Canellita (12051)
• United States
31 Oct 09
Yes, it will still get dark but right now it doesn't get dark until 6 or 7 whereas after the change it will be dark at 5.
@ybong007 (6656)
• Philippines
30 Oct 09
I experience when our government implemented DST by moving 1 hour ahead. I have no complaints so far, and if its good for the environment, why not? Cheers!
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@Canellita (12051)
• United States
30 Oct 09
I really like it. I am going to be sorry when it changes this weekend and it starts getting dark earlier. At least the sky is nice at sunset (even though some of the colors are the result of pollution).
@mizcash (686)
• Canada
30 Oct 09
I absolutely forgot about the time changing back. I never remember to change the time back.
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@Canellita (12051)
• United States
30 Oct 09
By the time the day arrives I usually forget too, lol! By the way I love the sign language avatar! Coincidentally, I just commented in shibham's discussion on myLot avatars.
• United States
30 Oct 09
My friend from Arizona hated daylight savings time. They don't have it in Arizona. She had grown up without it and it really irritated her to have to change back the clocks when she moved to New Mexico. Daylight Savings Time doesn't bother me. It seems like a marker of the seasons. (It is strange to see it come this year on the day after Halloween.)
@Canellita (12051)
• United States
30 Oct 09
That is so funny! People hate it in October because they think they are losing an hour of sleep but it is really returning us back to regular time. There are a few states in the mountain time zone that don't switch. I guess it is because there was little agriculture in those areas.
@scheng1 (24690)
• Singapore
30 Oct 09
I dont understand the daylight savings thing, after all, you still have 24 hours, regardless how you change the timing in the clock. I guess the only thing that matters is the adjustment. Probably kids can have longer session when daytime is longer, and shorter classes when weather is bad. If only companies can implement flexi hours, there is no need to come home after dark. Plus many people bring work back from the office.
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@Canellita (12051)
• United States
30 Oct 09
I love when daylight savings time begins because it means the sun doesn't set until about 8 PM. In October when we return to standard time it gets dark at 5 PM. It is just something that Benjamin Franklin came up with to take advantage of the most daylight hours. The sun is out earlier in the mornings as well during that time.
@mommaj (22870)
• United States
30 Oct 09
LOL. They wanted to make sure the kids went trick or treating in the light. I like the dark mornings to make me sleep in, but they are a bummer when I have to get up to take the kids to school.
@Canellita (12051)
• United States
30 Oct 09
Yup! I have one of those window shades that blocks light when I want to sleep in. The return to standard time is the beginning of things changing and the weather getting colder and not spending as much time outdoors.
@mommaj (22870)
• United States
30 Oct 09
Huh? HEHEHE. For WHO? I wish it would stay in the seventies. So far we haven't gotten there. LOL I do hate the winter when we might actually have cold weather for about three weeks. LOL
@Canellita (12051)
• United States
31 Oct 09
When I left the house yesterday I was sweating. By 6:00 the clouds had rolled in, the sun was fading and the wind had picked up. By 7:30 it was freezing! Did I mention I was not dressed for it? This morning I was still cold.
@SomeCowgirl (32254)
• United States
2 Nov 09
My husband and I as well as a friend were out at a friend's house last night (Halloween night) and when we got back his mom had already changed all the clocks. I don't really have a problem with the time change, I don't yet drive so don't have to worry about it being dark and in parking lots. I am creeped out about the back of a car in the dark, but that's it... even so, in the county i live there is not much worry about it.
@Canellita (12051)
• United States
2 Nov 09
We didn't set the time back ahead of time but Sunday morning I had to remind my other half that he was looking at the wrong time. He changed the clock and got back in bed! Sunday is our only day we don't have to rush off anywhere and sometimes even that changes!
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@SomeCowgirl (32254)
• United States
2 Nov 09
We probably would have set it back when we got home if MIL hadn't beat us to it.
@Canellita (12051)
• United States
6 Nov 09
Still looking out for her boy!
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@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
31 Oct 09
Thanks for the reminder of time to fall back. I haven't been around much between working and baby sitting my schedule stays pretty full. Getting ready to take the 2 year old grand daughter to collect some candy. She is dressing up as tinky bell as she says it! Now I hope I don't forget to set the clocks back!
@Canellita (12051)
• United States
2 Nov 09
Heeeeeeeeeeeeeey! Nice to hear from you! The few times I have logged in to Winnie no one has been around :-( I decided to go into Gather and not much seems to be going on there either. My computer was down for a while and that put a damper on my online activities. Now I just have too many other things going on offline. Hope we get to chat soon!
• United States
31 Oct 09
I hate this it is so stupid why cant they just leave the time alone for real.I dont like when it gets dark at 5 pm either i hate it.Do you think we are getting more or less sleep this way when the time changes?
@Canellita (12051)
• United States
31 Oct 09
That would depend on what time you go to bed.