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Time to adjust to the change!

This weekend the clocks spring ahead to mark the beginning of Daylight Savings Time (DST).
It never used to start this early in the year, but former President Bush thought it would be a good way for people to save energy by having it lighter in the evening, when more people tended to use electricity.

I don't know if anyone has ever checked to see if we did save any energy, but one thing I do know is my body always feels like someone sapped the energy out of it when I try and adjust to the time change.
I find the move to DST harder to adjust to than the end of it. I think it is because my body clock is forced to get up an hour earlier. I am a creature of habit... very predictable.
I like to go to bed at a certain time every night (rarely do I howl at the moon any more... getting to old for that!). And getting eight hours of sleep is part of that equation.
For the first few days my body clock is telling it is to early to go to bed even though the clock says it is the time. Then when the alarm goes off my body clock groans and says it is too early to get up!

But after a week or so I adjust and once the snow leaves it really is nice to have the extra light in the evenings to enjoy the great outdoors!
Personally I would like to see DST kept year round. The change back to standard time in the winter really makes little sense here. It is dark in the morning and dark in the evening when we go to work and come home from it.

–Until then,
Ken