Daylight Savings Time-Ugh!

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  1. marlingardener

    marlingardener Strong Ash

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    I admit I don't like losing daylight in the morning--we have things to do here on the farm in the morning, and I want to get at the chores without carrying a flashlight!
     
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  3. carolyn

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    i say move it 1/2 hour. that splits the difference and LEAVE it.
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Carolyn that's exactly what I think too. Once it's been changed leave it alone as I get tired of changing clocks and watches twice a year apart from anything else.
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Great posting, Jane.
    I am also in favour of just keeping one or the other...Carolyn's idea to split the diff and leave it sounds diplomatic and perhaps a possibility.

    We have been talking about doing away with one or the other over here.
     
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    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    It always takes me 2 weeks to get over the time changing. I'm with adjusting a half hour and leaving it!
     
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    Hate it. Y'know, it may just be the weirdness of the people I hang with, ;) but I have yet to talk to anyone who likes it.
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Same here, Ronni...I guess that is why the government here is talking about it.
     
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    Catdaddy6676 Seedling

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    This is a great quote! I have said for years and couldn't remember where I had heard it.
     
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    Gail-Steman Young Pine

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    I totally agree Eileen plus it messes peoples body clocks up.
     
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    get up earlier?
    for 99% of the people, daylight savings means LOSING an hour of sunlight at the end of the day.
    this isn't 1890, we aren't all farmers.

    wait its when we roll clocks forward we "gain an hour" and suddenly lose an hour of sun at the end of the day.
    agh... it's just feels unnecessary.
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    http://www.webexhibits.org/daylightsaving/e.html the time change started in Europe in 1916.

    I first encountered Daylight Savings Time in early summer of 1953. My Dad had been sent to Endicott, N.Y. in April for basic training for his new job with IBM. Mom, my brother and I went to spend the summer with him after I got out of school in May. We were there through August and really enjoyed the extra hour of daylight in the evening to play outside but it wreaked havoc on trying to go to a drive-in movie since they do not start the film until sundown and that didn't happen until around 9 pm, as kids we usually were sleepy and cranky long before the movie was over.
    When we got back home to Texas in August we really missed that hour.
    Pres. Johnson made the change for the US start in 1966....but with some exceptions like Arizona and Hawaii.
     
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    Gail-Steman Young Pine

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    It's alright saying this but I can't hear two alarms going off :rofl:
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    The time change has nothing to do with my sleep pattern. Being a pensionado, I go to bed when I like and get up when my body says to. It seems more normal than with an alarm...I have always found using alarm clocks to determine my sleep patterns un-natural. Un-natural, but a necessity when one has obligations like work or promised meetings.
     
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    Sjoerd since losing my staffy who woke me the latest at 7-8am as made me where I like to rise at that time any longer I get headaches...mind you half the time I can't hear it :smt044
     
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