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PSA - Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend

Old 10-29-2019, 10:46 AM
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Default PSA - Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend

Sneaks up on me every year. Ends this weekend.

Wish they would just split it in half and been done with it.

And for the ones that don't change, keep it to yourself.
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Old 10-29-2019, 10:51 AM
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I hate it when the clocks change. I really wish they would do away with it.
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Old 10-29-2019, 11:06 AM
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I'm all about eliminating the changing back and forth, but lets please stick with the summertime version year round. That would give us daylight on the east coast during the winter until about 6:15 - 6:30. Absolutely miserable to leave the house in the AM with it dark, and get home in the afternoon with it also dark. It can stay dark until lunchtime for all I care, just give me an hour or two after the work day is done so I can play with the kids in the yard and do any yard work so that chores don't screw up the weekend.

If given the choice between dealing with changing back and forth or going with standard time year round, I would rather deal with the changing, as I absolutely love daylight going late into the evening. Early morning light does me zero good.
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Old 10-29-2019, 11:11 AM
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I would love to stay on our current time!
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Old 10-29-2019, 11:15 AM
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I don't have time for this ...
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Old 10-29-2019, 11:17 AM
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The only positive to the time falling back is you can hunt until last light and still be home for dinner with the family. Oh yeah, if you're still young enough to be out at 2:00 am you can party for an extra hour on Saturday. I don't take advantage of that one anymore.
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Old 10-29-2019, 11:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Blythe1022 View Post
The only positive to the time falling back is you can hunt until last light and still be home for dinner with the family.
If you can get off work in time to actually go. Personally, I would prefer to eat at 7:30 or 8:00, and stay outdoors doing pretty much anything up until dark.
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Old 10-29-2019, 11:28 AM
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
That would give us daylight on the east coast during the winter until about 6:15 - 6:30.
Lucky. It is dark at 4:30 up here in December.
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Old 10-29-2019, 11:31 AM
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I wish that we'd stay on this time. I hate dark afternoons.
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Old 10-29-2019, 11:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Locke N Load View Post
Lucky. It is dark at 4:30 up here in December.
It's just hiding the snow from sight so that you don't have to shovel it.

Between the snow and early darkness I would probably have to be institutionalized if I lived up there. Not enough booze in the whole county to deal with that.
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Old 10-29-2019, 11:39 AM
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So much this. I don't know how people live in cold gray weather for 4-6 months a year.

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It's just hiding the snow from sight so that you don't have to shovel it.

Between the snow and early darkness I would probably have to be institutionalized if I lived up there. Not enough booze in the whole county to deal with that.
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Eight months on DST, four months on Standard...........WHY???????????????
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Old 10-29-2019, 11:45 AM
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Originally Posted by D.M.D. View Post
Eight months on DST, four months on Standard...........WHY???????????????
evidently it requires and act of Congress to fix this madness, and they are “busy.”
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looks like there are some people that need to buy some bright LED out door lighting to help with the yard work and playing with the kids, just make sure you aim it down into your yard & do not run it too late and piss off the neighbors
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post


evidently it requires and act of Congress to fix this madness, and they are “busy.”
Correct........and every year the general public goes through the same discussion. Every Year!! Ya think Congress would "wake up" and address the issue instead of continuing with an age old practice.
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Originally Posted by 99yam40 View Post
looks like there are some people that need to buy some bright LED out door lighting to help with the yard work and playing with the kids, just make sure you aim it down into your yard & do not run it too late and piss off the neighbors
try that on an acre of yard. I can light up right behind the house to the fence pretty well, and neighbor can light it up from the other direction, but that still leaves the other 2/3 of the yard dark. I guess what I really need are some bad ass work lights for the lawn mower. Not sure how popular they would be with the other neighbors though.
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Originally Posted by Locke N Load View Post
Lucky. It is dark at 4:30 up here in December.
I hated that about growing up in MA. Once I entered the workforce I would go to work in the dark and go home in the dark. I don't know how people do it. I just spoke to my buddy in Concord, NH the other day and he is telling me when he gets home from work he has about a half-hour of sun light. Brutal.
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Old 10-29-2019, 11:56 AM
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I agree....adjust it 30 minutes to the middle...once and for all, and then leave it be!

Arizona and Hawaii seem to be fine after all these years! (they're the only 2 states that don't observe it)
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So much this. I don't know how people live in cold gray weather for 4-6 months a year.
Now you know why we're cranky all winter and tend to move south when we can.
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Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat View Post
I agree....adjust it 30 minutes to the middle...once and for all, and then leave it be!

Arizona and Hawaii seem to be fine after all these years! (they're the only 2 states that don't observe it)
When I lived in Indiana we didn't change the clocks either.
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