Ken & Tess

We Fall Back Into The Dark


Daylight Saving Time came to end and we set those clocks back one hour on the weekend of November 3rd and 4th.

The attached pictures were shot through the WJJY studio window and they illustrate the change.  The first was taken on Friday, November 1st at 6:15 pm.  The second was taken at 6:15 pm on Monday, November 4th.  Yes, many of us will now grow accustomed to heading home from work in the dark.

Is this change still necessary?  The debate continues as economists, agribusiness experts and others continue to advocate for and against our “fall back” and “spring ahead” clock changes.  Someone I know opined that it was nice to have a little more light early in the morning as the kids headed for the bus stop.

On a personal note… (personal notes are very often used to highlight our grievances or gripes).  Yes, on a personal note, I’m not a big fan of the change.

Maybe it’s a personal problem related to some psychosomatic effect.  I just don’t like it when it gets dark and I still have a big chunk of workday to get through. My day seems to go a little slower and seems a little longer.

Oh, I hear you.  “Hey buddy, how long have you lived in Minnesota?  Get over it already!”  or:  “Hey, whiny boy, why don’t you pack up and move to Arizona or Hawaii?”  (The clocks never change in Phoenix or Honolulu.  Neither state goes along with Daylight Saving Time adjustments.)

I’m writing this while occasionally glancing out the window.  It’s dark outside.

I know. Deal with it.  Right?