Daylight Saving Time In the USA, if your area participates, we "SPRING AHEAD" on Sunday morning March 8, 2015, at 2 AM. How does the time change affect you and what do you do to cope with it?

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    Mar 08, 2015 4:22 PM GMT
    SUCH a NON-EVENT . . . clocks changed - CHECK! . . . breakfast half-hour later (but half-hour earlier icon_lol.gif ) - CHECK! . . . gone for a long run a hair off normal schedule - CHECK! . . . heading to lunch a little later than usual (but a little earlier icon_lol.gif ) - CHECK!

    It'll feel weird for me for a few days . . . but I'll love going to the gym after work in the daylight! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 08, 2015 4:23 PM GMT
    Normally I would hate it but I had the worst day yesterday and went to bed at 8pm, woke up at 4:30am. i'm happy this weekend is going to end fast, and the spring sunshine will come that much sooner.
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    Mar 08, 2015 4:25 PM GMT
    This is moving week for me so an extra hour tacked on the end of the day is mighty fine with me. It will be even better to have a few nice days to melt the rest of the ice from the driveway.
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    Mar 08, 2015 6:37 PM GMT
    MGINSD saidIt's HEEEEEEERE! And thank God for it!

    As usual I forgot when I woke up and when I looked at my bedside alarm clock, which listens to WWV, I thought, "Wow, I really slept late." Then I noticed the clock on the stove was off by an hour and fixed it and the a/c + heater thermostat.

    Definitely love the later sunsets.
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    Mar 08, 2015 6:58 PM GMT
    I thought the whole thing had something to do with the farmers getting more light and time to harvest their crops. That's what I remember hearing when I was a kid.
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    Mar 08, 2015 7:16 PM GMT
    How do you cope with a computer that all on it's own decides to spring 2 hours ahead, instead of just one? lol My computer is now on eastern time zone instead of central. I never had this happen ever before. The time was correct on central time before the time change.
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    Mar 08, 2015 7:25 PM GMT
    Breeman saidI thought the whole thing had something to do with the farmers getting more light and time to harvest their crops. That's what I remember hearing when I was a kid.


    But they get just the opposite and less light when they are harvesting their crops because we fall back. That's another reason why we should just stay on daylight savings in the fall and not fall back. Why fall back for just 4 months because then in December kids are going to school and coming home when it's dark. If we stayed on daylight savings year around, kids could come home from school and people could get home from work in the light yet.
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    Mar 08, 2015 7:28 PM GMT
    Breeman saidI thought the whole thing had something to do with the farmers getting more light and time to harvest their crops. That's what I remember hearing when I was a kid.

    I heard that, too. And school break is to let kids return to their summer farm tasks.

    But if you lived in farm country, as I have, and watched the harvest, you'd see it's nearly a 24-hour operation now. Powerful headlights on the combines and on light stands illuminate the fields, so the harvest can continue into darkness.

    There are some crops when time is critical, and the farmers race to get the harvest done quickly. Working well into the night, they may have gotten a weather forecast that impending rain or cold may spoil the harvest.

    So that the argument for altering the clock is obsolete. And besides, farmers could always go out into the fields according to the dawn's light, no clock was ever needed, and in early times not even owned, to tell them when.
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    Mar 09, 2015 12:40 AM GMT
    5 Myths About Daylight Savings Time.

    It turns out farming had nothing to do with DST.
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    Mar 09, 2015 1:42 AM GMT
    Duh. Farmers get up an hour before the sun does in the summer. It doesn't matter WTF the clock hands are pointed to.
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    Mar 09, 2015 1:44 AM GMT
    mindgarden saidGot it. Going for a sail to a new brewery on the waterfront in a town down- river. Winds are forecast to be kinda sucky, but we might make it back before dark. Could dick around with the spinnaker.

    Be on the dock at eight if you wanna go.


    I got a bit sunburned! It's been so long, I forgot about that. icon_redface.gif
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    After the wind crapped out, I just sat on the bow with the autopilot remote control and a beverage.
    And cookies icon_redface.gif
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    Mar 09, 2015 1:44 AM GMT
    Today sunset is at 7:08. Love it.
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    Mar 09, 2015 2:49 AM GMT
    mindgarden saidDuh. Farmers get up an hour before the sun does in the summer. It doesn't matter WTF the clock hands are pointed to.


    Yeah, I never understood why that was such a persistent rumor. I always heard it was for merchants.