Saturday, March 16, 2013

Spring Time

A week ago we moved our clocks ahead an hour.  Or did they go back an hour?  Or two?  Or did we go ahead two hours and back one?

Okay, okay.  I know.  Spring ahead.  Fall back.  But I am still confused.  The clocks are all moved ahead or behind or to the side - but I still stay in the same place.

Then again, not all my clocks moved ahead.  I have one clock that cannot be changed manually.  It is an atomic clock and is so sophisticated it was pre-programmed to change automatically.  However, Congress recently expanded daylight savings time so it begins sooner and ends later - but my clock was never told this.

The only way to get the right time on that clock is to change the time zone for a few weeks - but then I will need to remember to set the time back (or forward?) some time in April.

I confess I do like the fact the sun appears to go down an hour later.  That is nice.  My question is why can't we just stay on Daylight Savings Time and call it regular time?  Is there some reason to fall back an hour so that it gets dark an hour earlier when we have less hours of sunlight each day?

Wait.  I am getting confused again. 

For some reason this famous song by Chicago comes to mind.


Hilary said...

It took me a year to figure out how to change the time on one of Frank's clocks.. and it was that I had to change the time zone, like you said. I love DLS. Why we don't just keep it all year round? The same reason most of us would probably opt to not summer all year round. We'd appreciate it less if we did.

Leslie: said...

I agree we should have DST all the time! I hate it when it gets dark so early!

Out on the prairie said...

I think I can feel the time change with my sleep.It was nice in the summer as kids, we didn't have to come in until the street lights came on.Thanks for stopping by.