Time Change

Today is the first day that we spring forward. That the time that it is the easiest to adjust the clocks. Personally, I don’t see the point. I had to adjust the time on three clocks. I still have to adjust the one in the bathroom, the one over the sink in the kitchen and the one in my car. My brother is responsible for the one in his car and any that he has in his rooms upstairs. The computers take care of themselves, as do the cable boxes. I am proud of myself; I remembered how to change the time on my watch. My phone also took care of the time change automatically. I wish all my clocks would do that on their own, especially the one over the kitchen sink. This is a pain in the behind.

What is the purpose of the time change anyway? I don’t get it. I know that the kids going to school have light now to go to school, but then they will be out of school soon, so that is not really any issue, is it? Some places don’t change the time around, Arizona, for example. They seem to get along just fine without playing with the clocks.

I just looked it up on the internet and daylight saving time is supposed to save energy. I don’t see it. It’s ridiculous and really makes no sense. We have the lights on the same as always, we just start an hour later in the winter than we do in the summer. The time change makes no difference in how we use the lights in our buildings. That’s because we don’t have that much natural lighting in them.

Daylight Saving Time doesn’t save electricity. It doesn’t save energy. We use the same amount of energy every day despite the time of the day. Did anyone do a study on this? I can’t believe that anyone did a study on it. Apparently, they started it during WWI to save energy for the war effort. Maybe it did save energy back then, I have no way of knowing, but I doubt that it does now as we have the lights on in our offices and stores all day. TVs, stereos and computers use energy as well and their use neither increases nor decreases with the natural lighting. So, exactly, how does Daylight Saving Time save energy? That’s what I want to know. Just how is this mild inconvenience helpful? Does anyone know? How does it work?


I am not one who is comfortable talking about myself but here goes. I enjoy writing, family history, and reading. I decided to do this blog because I wanted to try something new. I decided to make it a weekly blog because I wasn't sure that I could keep up with a daily one, and monthly seemed like I was writing a magazine. I think I did ok with my choices. You'll notice that there are not a lot of graphics on my site. That's because there are graphics plastered everywhere on the Internet and those sites sometimes take forever to load. This blog is a place where you can kick back, relax and be ready to be amused. At least I hope I willbamuse you. This blog is on a variety of subjects from my ficitional cat agency, the FFL, which is monthly, to instructional blogs to editorials, which are my opinions only. I admit that I don't know everything and could be wrong -- I frequently am. Now, stop reading about me and read what I have to say!

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