Okay, it's only an hour shorter but that is an hour of sleep time.  I was fully aware that when I got an extra hour of sleep last Fall when we set our clocks back an hour that I would have to pay that hour back this Spring.

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Actually, it's not that big of deal. The toughest part for me is getting the microwave and stove in sync.  It probably doesn't help that I attempt this feat when I'm good and groggy.

So, it's this weekend that we "spring forward" and start to get those later sunsets. Of course, this also means it will stay darker longer in the morning.  Personally, I would really like to stay on Daylight Saving Time all year like Hawaii and Arizona.

And yes, occasionally I catch myself referring to Daylight Saving Time as Daylight Savings Time, which of course is incorrect. It's not plural.

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If you ever wondered why someone came up with this Daylight Saving Time thing, it all came about in 1916 in Germany as a way to conserve energy.  Shortly after that the UK decided to join in and call it "Summertime". The U.S. followed suit in 1918.

That old story about the time change benefiting farmers with more daylight isn't exactly factual. When Daylight Saving Time started in the U.S. in 1918, farmers weren't all that crazy about the idea.  I guess, they were accustomed to using the earlier morning daylight to get there work done. Daylight is daylight.

Anyway, the later sunsets will be welcomed.  It's nice in mid Summer to get daylight until almost 9:30 or 10 PM.

Enjoy your ever so slightly shorter weekend and remember that we get this hour back in the Fall on November 7th.

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