Sunday, November 2, 2008

Buh-Bye Daylight Savings

I am so sad. Sniff.

We've reached the end of daylight savings time*. To me that is the saddest day of the year. So what if we get an extra hour of sleep.

All our clocks changed except 4 - not counting cars. The clock in his car changed in October because of the software. It did that last year too and the car dealer said it would be $185 to correct the software. This year, after having to deal with the time change in November again (we went 3 weeks in the spring with the wrong time) DH called the manufacturer and was told all dealers were sent the software for dealing with that. He took his car into the dealer and sure enough, they had no idea what the software was for, took care of it free of change and we will find out when we take his car out, if it worked. My car has manual time change.

OK, I really don't mind physically changing the clocks, but the atomic clocks are great. At least all of the ones in the house except the one in my office, which did not change. What is up with that?

The clocks in the kitchen - microwave and stove. Microwave is easy to set, stove you have to hold that button in while it advances 12 hours via advancing the minutes. How stupid can you feel standing there with your finger on a stove button for 60 seconds?

In the bedroom, he has an atomic clock, I have the old-fashioned kind, which I set when we retired for the evening (as opposed to just retiring.)

So why is this the saddest day of the year? It will get dark really early - at 4:44 p.m. By the time December 22nd comes around, I will be so thankful for those 2 extra minutes of daylight we'll get. I'm a daylight lover, what can I say!

*If you missed the switch back to DST, or need any other time and calendar information I recommend Time and It's a great site and you can print a list of more holidays than you will ever recognize.

1 comment:

  1. I don't mind it. It means I get to drive to work in daylight for a couple weeks!