Stupid Clocks

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  1. Wrenchgear

    Wrenchgear Near Elmira, Southern Ontario

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    I quote Rik Emmett of Triumph, every year on this day, "The days grow shorter, and the nights are getting long, feels like we're running out of time", the classic opening line of 'Fight the good Fight'. It was dark here at 5:30.... Maaaaan! that sucks.
     
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    Yeah, it feels like it's 9 o'clock already. Another month and a half and will start going the other way.
     
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    I'm not a fan of the short days,no matter what the clock says. This time change was sort of easier. We went to Grand Canyon NP the middle of last week. Arizona does not observe DST, so we made the change then. While camping, we don't pay a lot of attention to the clock, with a few exceptions, so that makes the change a bit easier. Since we came home today, we'd already become somewhat accustomed to MST.
    That said, backing into the driveway a dusk was not fun, and unloading the things that had to go inside tonight, in the dark, made it seem like a lot more work.
     
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    Yup, I've already started my countdown to December 21st. :)
     
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    I go to work in the dark and come home in the dark when the clock was forward at least it was dark in the morning and daylight when I came home. and with this it makes it hard to see the deer.
     
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    Better than the two weeks I spent in Prudhoe Bay Alaska. The sun came up for about 15 minutes a day.
     
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    Last weekend we stayed at a COE campground in eastern Alabama, where checkout is at 3:00pm, checkin is at 4:00pm, and sunset was at ~4:40pm. We were lucky that our site was available when we arrived at 2:45pm!
     
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    "Makes it hard to see the deer. "
    Idiot things are like misquitos right now
     

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    Oh man, sorry. I can relate to that. Got to keep alert. I don't see too well at night as it is. The young ones don't seem to understand cars.
     
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    Wrenchgear Near Elmira, Southern Ontario

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    It was the opposite when I worked in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. Thats about exactly 1000 miles straight east from Prudhoe. During April/May, the sun would set at about 10:30 pm and rise at about 3:00 am. It's tough trying to sleep until 6 oclock when its been light for 3 hours already.
     
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    Antipodes Call me Paul

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    Don't know what you guys are complaining about! Brilliant sunshine at 0500 this morning and dark at 2100.
    Brilliant summers day here, to bad I have to work otherwise it would be out with the popup fishing. [:D]
     
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    Antipodes Call me Paul

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    Hey guys, did not mean to kill this thread off. I was just joking! [:(]
     
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    Wrenchgear Near Elmira, Southern Ontario

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    Not to worry, you didn't kill by it any means.

    Those are almost the same summer hours as what we have here. We start getting light here at around 5:30 am, (not brilliant sunshine), and it stays light until about 9:45 pm. Very close to the same. Thats in July. Right now it gets light around 8:00 am, and gets dark at about 5:00 pm, maybe getting dark even a little bit earlier in the next week or 2.
     

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