"They" are giving us our hour back again on Sunday morning.

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"They" are giving us our hour back again on Sunday morning.

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When  2am becomes 1am on Sunday morning, I will get to do that hour all over again - most of you won't even notice. It may well  be the secret to my business fortune for 2012. 

It was my hour, taken in April for lots of admin reasons. It is not as though I am being bestowed a gift of an hour.

My computer clock changed a week early - perhaps it had had enough of the charade. My phone is still in compliance. The microwave needs a hand to change.

The new times won't make that much difference to the daily distribution of sunlight. Even now it is dark at 6am and dark at 6pm. In Sandy UT it takes the sun a while to struggle up over the mountains of the Wasatch Front. We know it's coming quite a while before it appears.

Prior to involving myself in this bout of Daylight Saving, I lived in Queensland, Australia, a state totally and vehemently opposed to the insanity of Daylight Saving for the following sound reasons (among others)

  • The extra sunlight would fade carpets even faster.
  • The chooks will be put right off their job
  • The cows will never go for it
  • Us farmers already work from sun up to sun down anywise

Add to this the complication of calculating time zones as  other places slide into and out of Daylight Saving  (or not, as dictated by local custom).

"G'Day, Fred mate, Wot time you got? "  

"2am!, Crikey, I got my ay ems and pee ems mixed up, agin. Anyhow, you up?" 

(Pick reply from appropriate set of expletives.)


You will have your hour back Sunday morning - appreciate the largess, and make the most of it.

"They" aim to get it back again in a few months when it suits them.


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Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County

That extra hour of sunlight every day does create problems for the carpets!

Nov 02, 2012 05:58 AM #1
Nancy Frimann
Eagle Ridge Realty/Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
California Real Estate Broker

All it means is that we get to waste one more hour on Facebook!  HA!

Nov 02, 2012 06:08 AM #2
Sussie Sutton
UTR Texas Realtors - Pearland, TX
UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers.

I hate it that we change the time back and forward. I want it to stay one way or the other! I like the long afternoons so maybe we can leave it there. It takes my body a long time to acclimate itself to the new time.

Nov 02, 2012 09:35 AM #3
Dianne Goode
Raleigh Cary Realty - Raleigh, NC

Hi Larry.  I spent a wonderful month in Australia in 2010 and I know what chooks are.  You're going to have to explain to everyone else!

Nov 02, 2012 10:45 AM #4
Larry O'Sullivan
Sandy, UT

Gary - most definitely.

Nancy - I suppose it depends on your level of addiction. Almost gives you enough time to add a new social medium to your collection

Sussie - Like a mini jet-lag? I find the Spring change the most bothersome. the day is over before I am.

Dianne - glad you liked it. Chooks = chickens with attitude. One Queensland Premier used to refer speaking to the Press as "feeding the chooks".

Nov 02, 2012 12:03 PM #5
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