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Cap'n Crunch Killa 11-09-2010 10:08 PM

Daylight savings.
I don't even know if it would be possible, but I am curious how many of you would sign a petition to have Washington not honor daylight savings and for us to remain on the summer time schedule.
I once was all in favor of DLS but I'm pretty sick of the 4:30 sunsets. I would rather the sunrise be 9am and sunset after 5pm.
I know it will never happen. I just thought I would see what other washingtonians think.

bisjoe 11-10-2010 07:17 AM

I'm with you, Cap'n. It's dark when I leave for work at 6am, and dark when I get home at 5pm. But, the summer schedule is daylight savings, so your petition would be to stay on daylight savings all year. Of course when we get deeper into winter and the days get really short we'd still not see much daylight but at least that would be postponed. Cold down your way this morning? It's 34 up here.

Cap'n Crunch Killa 11-10-2010 06:58 PM

It was chilly this morning. My thermometer was showing 37. But it is sunny and I'll take 37 and sunny over raining and 57.
You know I never knew which time was the "original" one. On the shortest day sunrise will be after 8am and sunset about 4:18pm. It wouldn't make much difference then but in Feb at least we would be back around a 6:30pm sunset and that makes a difference to me.

bisjoe 11-10-2010 09:49 PM

I thought it was done originally to hep the farmers have more light to get their
work done in the fields, and still be able to catch prime-time TV commercials. ;)

Seriously, I thought it started in WWI and then gained new momentum in the early 1970s as an energy conservation measure, less need for electricity for
lights. Change to CFL bulbs and LEDs and we don't need it.

Cap'n Crunch Killa 11-10-2010 10:31 PM

I thought it was so that the kids wouldn't be standing in the dark waiting for the bus.:D

Bender 11-10-2010 10:34 PM

As an electrician, I appreciate the recent change. When I get to a job site now, its light, and we dont need to run around plugging in drop lights or working in the dark. Last week thats what we had to do. I leave at 5 am and its dark, by the time I get home at 5-6 it is dusk/dark, so my day is burned anyhow. I would rather have the light by the time we start work at 7, than a little bit of low light when I get home.

odinp13 11-11-2010 12:11 AM

Anyone catch the piece the news carried on the increase in car/ped accidents when DST goes into effect? Another good arguement on keeping the time one set standard.

JoonHoss 11-12-2010 11:39 AM

I'm in... tired of trying to explain (twice a year)to the under 10 crowd around my house why it's time to go to bed, and why it's not time to get up (yet);)


Austin 11-12-2010 02:04 PM


Originally Posted by JoonHoss (Post 36930)
I'm in... tired of trying to explain (twice a year)to the under 10 crowd around my house why it's time to go to bed, and why it's not time to get up (yet);)


One of the reasons my kids won't learn to tell time. Kidding the three year old argues "It no 9.". I know it's not nine, but I need a break.

Scripts 12-05-2010 01:23 PM

I'd love it if we could do away with DLS.

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