Thursday, September 25, 2008

The Twilight Zoned

It really doesn't seem like a big thing when you move from one time zone to another. Last year, when we moved from the Eastern to Central time zone, we thought it was no biggy.

The first thing we noticed is that it really gets dark early here. We are officially 48 miles from the time zone border. Being on the eastern border of the central time zone is really not much different from being on the western border of the eastern time zone. EXCEPT of course, times for favorite TV shows. We've finally gotten that schedule down pat. Then of course networks change the day/time slots for the shows we liked. They do that everywhere, so can't really complain about that.

The thing that really made us sit up and take notice is when it gets dark here. If you are in the greater Detroit, Michigan area and it gets dark at 8 pm, then you can bet at about 7 pm it will be dark here in central Tennessee. Not so bad now in early fall, but come November 2nd, it will be dark at 4 pm here. That is why construction crews are up at 5 am and working at 6 am. It's light out then. We start counting the days until the winter solstice when the progression reverses itself. Since this will be our first winter in the new house, with its canopy of trees, we're not sure how dark it will actually be in here most of the day. Our street is so shady you have to travel a block and a half before you can see the sun shining and determine whether or not you will really need those sunglasses after 5 pm!

So we just hope for the best weather wise and are glad there are no construction crews parking on our side lawn at 6 am.

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