darlin

DST ends, for a brief while

dawn, finally
The annoyance continues for a few more days.
Ben Franklin was being sarcastic about having to get up before noon. The first nation to institute DST as a policy was on the losing side of World War I. WWII meant anything pandering to war fever was used. and we all lost our collective minds in the 70s energy crisis. Finally careful research by candy companies caused them to promote keeping it spread out enough to enable more kids out after school begging for candy, before it gets too dark to see them.
We have a global economy tied together by 24 hour climate controlled offices. We don't need daylight to work, in fact it often interferes with reading a computer screen. If y our job requires daylight, you usually get up to start when the sun comes up anyway.
Why should we re-adjust our clocks? Will I remember how to re-set the car clocks in five months? Will there be enough sunlight to wake me up and let me do chores in the morning? Will I care that it's dark when I drive home, just like it's been for the past month or so?
It seems to me that if people were allowed to adjust their schedules to the actual daylight time need before, during, and after work, rather than making everyone change time-zones twice a year, we could actually save congestion and reduce "rush-hour" traffic. Not to mention making school bus stops safer in mornings.
darlin

Time change rant

Saw the first piece on time change this morning. Let's see if I can get 100 words with no expletives.
The actual piece was about Massachusetts proposing to change to the Atlantic time zone (I guess dropping US DST, so that they would permanently stay with what is EST.)
Piece starts with farmers who "work from dawn to dusk".They are not getting an extra hour. They are just trying to con their workers into starting earlier.
For people who need to be outside early in the morning, DST is a hindrance and an insult.sure it gives you more time in daylight if you leave school at 3, or work at five, at the expense of dark school bus stops in the morning. With most of the workday in climate controlled and artificially lit buildings, DST makes no economic sense.
darlin

the weekend fell

This last weekend we did a number of things we haven't done in a while.
There was an auction nearby, and we scored a couple more things than we planned on getting.
I got a nice wooden rocker for $7.50, and David bought a baker's rack for the sunroom for under $25. It was rather chilly, and sparsely attended, so when I bid on a silverplated dish, I got an entire table of junk along for the ride. After cherrypicking the pile, I gifted the balance to another sucker, a buyer who already had several loads of items to carry off.
Sunday, there was a little fundraiser for a local park, featuring some local bluegrass musicians I enjoy, so we went over for the duration of their set, outdoors beside the Arkansas river.
David's moved the plants indoors, and the horses are fuzzy and frisky.



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darlin

weekend fell

This last weekend we did a number of things we haven't done in a while.
There was an auction nearby, and we scored a couple more things than we planned on getting.
I got a nice wooden rocker for $7.50, and David bought a baker's rack for the sunroom for under $25. It was rather chilly, and sparsely attended, so when I bid on a silverplated dish, I got an entire table of junk along for the ride. After cherrypicking the pile, I gifted the balance to another sucker, a buyer who already had several loads of items to carry off.
Sunday, there was a little fundraiser for a local park, featuring some local bluegrass musicians I enjoy, so we went over for the duration of their set, outdoors beside the Arkansas river.
David's moved the plants indoors, and the horses are fuzzy and frisky.
darlin

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