Monday, November 02, 2009

Let's "Fall back" an hour every week

It was so nice to have an extra hour Sunday morning, that Debora and I thought it would be a good idea to do it every week. Here's how.

Every day, Monday through Saturday, at 2:00am in the morning, we "Spring ahead" 10 minutes. Then Sunday at 2:00am we "Fall back" an hour. By "saving" 10 minutes six days a week, we can afford to give ourselves an extra hour Sunday morning. Wouldn't that be nice?

Of course this would work only if it's done fairly universally. We can hardly do it individually. But if the whole country did it, I think it would work—and we would each have an extra hour every Sunday morning.

What about Daylight Saving Time? That would work the usual way. In the Spring, on the weekend during which we would normally "Spring ahead" an hour, we simply give up our extra Sunday morning hour. We will have "Sprung ahead" during the week. By not taking it back we will be on Daylight Saving Time. In the Fall, on that one weekend when we normally "Fall back," as we did last weekend, we "Fall back" two hours instead of the usual weekly one. That would put us back on standard time.

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