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For those of us who have to suffer thru time change, we Fall Back on Sunday, November 1st.

https://www.timeanddate.com/time/change/usa

I don’t like to use the word “hate” in the literal sense - but - I - HATE - these time changes and always have.

Tennessee voted to do away with the time changes but the Feds have to wave their blessing wand over the idea before it can become a reality:|

I’m retired and I don’t like the change any better than when I worked full time.

The folks who are still working, raising children, and tending to livestock have all my sympathy and empathy.

Stock up on batteries for you head lamps:|
 

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I'd don't like the time change, but I don't "hate" it. What I do "hate" is it still being dark at 8 am and the sun sets at 4 pm. :(
 

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Not looking forward to the time change either..wish it would be abolished as it was generated when we had a "oil crisis",...today that is not a issue.


I need every hour after getting in from work to get outdoor chores done, animals fed and me if grilling dinner.
The thought of dark starting before 4:30 is depressing to say the least.
Pitch black by 5:00 is the pits...
My horses I don't think like it much either...means they must come in off the pasture grass sooner so I can lock them in and know they are safe for the night at the barn area.
Sadly, we still have a ongoing horse stealing & slaughter ring working in our state and more dark hours means more time the creeps have to do their killing in...hence my horses are not out on pasture but home inside 4 board plank paddock fences with horse wire also present...going to take some serious effort to cut through all that...
Here goes my hay bill with less grass time too...

Wish we could just get rid of the clock changes once and for all... :|
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Arizona does not have this nonsense. Oregon and most states do. There should be an uprising. How about that for a demonstration?

Since we are both retired we get up when we wake up and go to bed when we feel like it. When I worked in the ICU of a level 1 trauma center we had to be there by 6:30 to take report and it was an hour away. When I was the charge nurse at a dialysis clinic and had to be there by 4:3O AM and it was an hour away. So the time change was pretty brutal. Why did I not work in a local country hospital? Because I wanted to live in the country with my horses but work in a real hospital.
 

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Our clocks went back last night.

While it was great to see the light this morning it's already going and it's just after 3.40pm. My internal clock seems to be out though. The day has felt longer and I've been hungry at odd times

Having said that I wouldn't want to get rid of the change. The days are really short this far north and if we didn't move the clocks it would still be dark at 9/10am on a cloudy day and the light would go at around 3.30/4pm.

My horses never bothered as food was food and they came in, or were fed at, the same times, regardless of the light.
 
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I vote for staying on DST year round. As it is I just change horse feeding time from 4:00 pm to 3:00 pm, vise-versa in the spring, so that they are on the same schedule year round.

As silly as I think time change is, it was all kinds of confusing when we didn't and Louisville and some parts of southern Indiana did.
 

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I've lived in Arizona my whole life and really don't understand why people change the time at all. The sun is going to do what the sun is going to do. In summer we have light until 8pm (or maybe it's closer to 8:30). In the winter its dark at 5 pm. The clocks stay the same. So I have really never "gotten it."


So is the point to have more daylight in the evening or something?
 

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I don't like the time change either and wish it could stay on DST all year. Apparently during WW11 there was even 2hrs change for DST and this was to save on utilities I think.

I hated when we went back to EST in the fall as I do suffer a bit from SADS and found Nov and Dec dismal depressing months. Going to work in the dark and coming home in the dark to go do chores or go for a ride (in those days I did a lot of night riding) was not something I looked forward to.

One time when I was complaining about going back to EST a friend explained that the main reason was for small children going to school in the dark, better for them to have the extra hour of daylight for walking, bussing to school. as that made sense to me I have stopped complaining.

Now I am retired it's not so bad as I can do my stuff in daylight hours.

As far as the time change it doesn't bother me as I just move the clocks to the new time and go by it and I don't notice much about loosing/gaining an hour.
 

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I don't like the time change either and wish it could stay on DST all year. Apparently during WW11 there was even 2hrs change for DST and this was to save on utilities I think.

I hated when we went back to EST in the fall as I do suffer a bit from SADS and found Nov and Dec dismal depressing months. Going to work in the dark and coming home in the dark to go do chores or go for a ride (in those days I did a lot of night riding) was not something I looked forward to.

One time when I was complaining about going back to EST a friend explained that the main reason was for small children going to school in the dark, better for them to have the extra hour of daylight for walking, bussing to school. as that made sense to me I have stopped complaining.

Now I am retired it's not so bad as I can do my stuff in daylight hours.

As far as the time change it doesn't bother me as I just move the clocks to the new time and go by it and I don't notice much about loosing/gaining an hour.



So the clocks are moving forward to a later time.......and you are actually loosing daylight in the evening to gain it in the morning? That would be a major bummer!
 

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Yes, it's about moving the best hours of light to when it's most useful.

Here we're lucky to get 6 or 7 hours of light during the winter and it's not always usable light, there's many days when room and street lights stay on all day, but, in the summer, it gets darker around 10.30pm and returns around 4am, the sun doesn't go that far below the horizon.

If i remember correctly it was supposed to save energy during the wars and later in the 1970s. It's also for safety but there are studies showing that the dark afternoons cause as many accidents as tired children and adults return home and then go out to other activities.

Some here argue for Single/Double British Summertime (SDST), adjusting the clocks to GMT+1 in the winter, and GMT+2 in the summer.

I still prefer lighter mornings to evenings. Having to travel into work along narrow, twisty roads before joining the main roads, I prefer to have as much natural light as possible to see other drivers. People seem to be less aggressive in the afternoons.
 
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I'd don't like the time change, but I don't "hate" it. What I do "hate" is it still being dark at 8 am and the sun sets at 4 pm. :(

Isn't that callled winter?

Our clocks changed last night, always the last Sunday in October in the U.K.

Just think positive, only seven weeks and it starts to get lighter each day!
 

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Having only an outdoor to ride in with poor lighting, I hate not having an extra hour to make it to the barn to ride in some daylight after work. Ughhh.

And I do suffer from SAD. While it isn't a guarantee, I feel like it'd be better if I had some daylight to enjoy after work.
 

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I don't mind it. I am a little strange I guess. A lot of people get a little down with shorter days and colder weather. I am the opposite.

I certainly understand the horse aspects and the effect of less riding and so forth.

Remington hates it. He loses a hour of play time. But that smart guy just tries to start his day earlier
 

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I was just thinking last night looking at the 3/4 from full moon. I call it a riding moon. Your eyes get used to it and can see well to ride, although not as well as your horse. My mom called a Rustler's moon as they call it in Texas. You could see well enough to rustle cattle but moonlight not good enough to be seen doing it.
 

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Having only an outdoor to ride in with poor lighting, I hate not having an extra hour to make it to the barn to ride in some daylight after work. Ughhh.

And I do suffer from SAD. While it isn't a guarantee, I feel like it'd be better if I had some daylight to enjoy after work.
I'm pretty sure you board, so this would not be helpful to you, but I just put up my lights around the riding arena so we can ride after dark. I use string lights which you can get from Home Depot (they call them construction lights and they have little baskets around the bulb) and put them all around the riding arena. It's not perfect, but it works, and it really helps with my mental health in the winter. I even turn them on to clean manure (we use the riding ring as a sacrifice paddock as well) and do lunging and ground work. When there is a lot of snow, my husband clears it with the snowblower so we can ride all winter. I highly recommend this! I'd lose my mind otherwise.
 

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I'm pretty sure you board, so this would not be helpful to you, but I just put up my lights around the riding arena so we can ride after dark. I use string lights which you can get from Home Depot (they call them construction lights and they have little baskets around the bulb) and put them all around the riding arena. It's not perfect, but it works, and it really helps with my mental health in the winter. I even turn them on to clean manure (we use the riding ring as a sacrifice paddock as well) and do lunging and ground work. When there is a lot of snow, my husband clears it with the snowblower so we can ride all winter. I highly recommend this! I'd lose my mind otherwise.
Thank you for the tips! Right now we just have one single "stadium" (?) light. I'm glad we have *something* but it only lights up about 1/6th of the arena which isn't pleasant. I do board. My trainer just became the barn manager though, so I'll low-key mention the idea. I know she has A LOT of projects to take on, but I think she wants to be able to continue lessons in the winter so I think it might become a priority it isn't one yet.

I have my fingers crossed that it isn't an icy year. Last year wasn't *too* bad but the year before was awful. We don't typically get too much snow but the ice is what makes riding the worst.
 
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