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  2. Kristy K. James...Living, Loving, Laughing
    March 12, 2012 @ 10:39 pm

    Your son is lucky, Louise. I wish Michigan didn’t do DST. I’m sure it messes up the body’s production of melatonin, which affects the quality of our sleep. It also contributes to a more sleep deprived society. Hard to be asleep by ten when it’s still light outside. Of course if they’d change it to winter, I might not mind so much. It’s also hard when it’s dark at 5:30 in the afternoon. But DST makes that worse, too. We get used to it being light so late from late March to early November that it’s hard to adjust when it changes back.

    But I just want ONE time schedule…all year, year after year.


  3. Louise Behiel
    March 12, 2012 @ 9:14 pm

    interesting comments and article, Kristy. I have never given it much thought, except that as the years slide by, it takes me longer to feel rested from the change both ways. In Calgary, we can have summer daylight until 10 or 11 at night in the summer, which makes it lovely to sit outside for a full evening after work but it’s not perfect…


    • Kristy K. James...Living, Loving, Laughing
      March 12, 2012 @ 10:11 pm

      I don’t remember disliking it until my kids started school. Eventually the board decided to either plan spring break…or some other break…right after DST started, which helped. But then I hit 30 and it was like springing ahead in April (now March) just left me feeling exhausted forever.

      I’d like to just set the clock back an hour every spring and fall. After a few years, we’d wake up and it would be yesterday. Do over!!! 🙂


      • Louise Behiel
        March 12, 2012 @ 10:31 pm

        my son is with you, Kristy. he lives in Saskatchewan, the province to our east and they don’t do DST,

        as for me, i’m with you – it takes longer every season to adjust to this change.


  4. Debra Kristi
    March 12, 2012 @ 11:52 am

    Personally, I don’t like it. I had always heard it was used to benifit the farmers. But I live in an area where there are more farmers, so I guess that’s why I’ve heard that. .


    • Kristy K. James...Living, Loving, Laughing
      March 12, 2012 @ 5:10 pm

      We have a whole lot of farmers in Michigan, too, and what I hear is that they don’t like it. They get up early and DST just makes them have to work in the dark longer than they would otherwise have to do. Maybe it depends on what kind of farming they do?


  5. Katrina
    March 12, 2012 @ 9:19 am

    I think we should just leave it alone, although your idea isn’t bad to use it in the winter instead of the summer, but I’m not sure how this affects people in other parts of the country. Where I live we are at an extreme elevation (7600 – 10,000) so in the middle of July, we can have daylight until 10:00 p.m if the weather is good. I say leave it alone and stop switching back and forth.


    • Kristy K. James...Living, Loving, Laughing
      March 12, 2012 @ 5:09 pm

      In the summer in Michigan, dusk is considered 10 p.m….even in early September. It doesn’t need to stay light that late. It just screws up everyone’s sleep schedules. Although to have it impact winter, it would have to stay on DST, not standard time.


  6. annettegendler
    March 12, 2012 @ 8:05 am

    I wish we’d stick with DST and not go back every winter and fall. We spend more time on it than off.


    • Kristy K. James...Living, Loving, Laughing
      March 12, 2012 @ 5:07 pm

      I know they need to just do away with it. Choose one of the times and just leave it alone. I hate switching all the clocks twice a year. And I hate that it takes my brain longer to adjust to the changes every year. 🙁


  7. asraidevin
    March 12, 2012 @ 2:22 am

    Wasn’t there a state who stopped doing it after investigating the cost and finding out it cost a ton of money? I think it’s time to get rid of it. IT’s annoying, it’s supposedly expensive (thus the date change when we change our clocks a few years back), and mostly unnecessary. Plus I just want daylight in the afternoon, it fits my schedule better.


    • Kristy K. James...Living, Loving, Laughing
      March 12, 2012 @ 5:06 pm

      I think that Arizona doesn’t do it (except maybe an Indian nation part of it). It gets so hot there most of the residents aren’t interested in ‘enjoying’ an extra hour of sunshine every day. Maybe they decided that it was just way too expensive to use a/c so much. It’s been time to get rid of it forever. But I doubt they’ll stop it. People have voted it down but I would bet business owners want it so it will stay.


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