For the record, I HATE Daylight Saving Time. I will feel sleepy and just off for at least two to three days this week. It is such a terrible feeling. Plus I like having a little sunlight in the early morning – and I don’t care that much if it is sunny until almost 8pm here now. Why do they insist on changing the clocks? Can’t we do something about changing this? It just … sucks. Gah!
Oh, I forgot. My Dad reminded me at dinner that it doesn’t start today – it starts tomorrow. Whatever. I’ll still change most of the clocks before I go to bed. And if I haven’t slept yet, it is still today – even if it is after midnight.
The exact timing of the change in the US vs Europe has been a topic of conversation in our house this week because Mike has conference calls with Holland once a week, and this week they were at 6am instead of 7am since Europe changes their time earlier than we do. But not for long! Thanks to the article linked above, I have now learned that in 2007 we will go to Daylight Saving Time even earlier. Bah!
On August 8, 2005, President George W. Bush signed the Energy Policy Act of 2005. This Act changed the time change dates for Daylight Saving Time in the U.S. Beginning in 2007, DST will begin on the second Sunday of March and end the first Sunday of November. The Secretary of Energy will report the impact of this change to Congress. Congress retains the right to revert the Daylight Saving Time back to the 2005 time schedule once the Department of Energy study is complete.
Really? Does it serve any purpose? Lets just go to one time all year and leave well enough alone!