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Daylight Savings Time

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by FATWEASEL, Jan 5, 2007.


    FATWEASEL LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Messages: 326

    I just found out some GREAT news. Maybe everybody else already knows this but I'm somewhat of a hermit so I just found out that............starting in 2007, YES, this year, daylight savings time starts 3 weeks earlier and ends a week later than it has in the past!!!!:cool2: :cool2: :cool2:

    Since 1966, most of the United States has observed Daylight Saving Time from at 2:00 a.m. on the first Sunday of April to 2:00 a.m. on the last Sunday of October. Beginning in 2007, most of the U.S. will begin Daylight Saving Time at 2:00 a.m. on the second Sunday in March and revert to standard time on the first Sunday in November. In the U.S., each time zone switches at a different time.

    I LOVE the winter time because it means ski trips but I HATE losing daylight so early. This is good news!
  2. Prestige-Lawncare

    Prestige-Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 753

    Indiana just went to DST this past year .... and I DO NOT like it at all. And to make matters worse ... different parts of the state are in different time zones! And to make that even worse ... counties in the middle of the state can be in a different zone then those around it. Some of Indiana is on EST, some on CST. And besides ... who wants it to still be dark at 8:00am?

    What a joke!

    Thanks Gov. Mitch Daniels

  3. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,465

    So do your guys try to leave early because of the time zones or do you dock them for being late to work!:confused:

    FATWEASEL LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Messages: 326

    You're nuts!:laugh: Of course Indiana is one of those weirdo states that doesn't play with the other kids.:dizzy: j/k:laugh:

    The latest time for sunrise is 7:39 am (sunset at 7:26 pm) starting on March 11th and it gets earlier from there until June where it stays around 6:08 am for about 15 days (sunset at 8:35-8:40 pm) then starts getting later again until November 3rd at 7:45 am (sunset at 6:26 pm).

    Plus you can still see for probably 30 minutes before/after the sun rises/sets.

    At least, those are the times where I'm located.


    FATWEASEL LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Messages: 326

    Wait, I just checked...you're screwed!!!:hammerhead: 8:04 am sunrise in the spring and 8:16 am in the fall. Well, bless your heart!:)
  6. kppurn

    kppurn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 426

    Having different time zones in our state is definitely backwards. Then again, so is our state. They talked about making the change since we moved here in 1990 and all you would hear is people crying about it. We never really understood what the big deal was?
    I say pick one, eastern or central, and go with it.

    I do know that I'm tired of hearing that bad toupee wearing Pat Bauer or whatever his name is complaining about that and everything else the governor does.
  7. grasswhacker

    grasswhacker LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,873

    I hate DST also.
  8. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,219

    man thats whack im staying away from indiana
  9. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,087


    Where all has adopted this? I'm in the Eastern time zone.

    Personally, I'm all for it. Heck I would just as soon they leave it that way year around! I hate 'winter' time. Personally, I could give a crap what time it gets daylight in the morning. It's never late enough to have a bad effect on my business.

    I used to do that whole "butt-crack-o-dawn" thing every morning and had to find suitable commercial or secluded residential sites for each morning so I could start that early. I quit that for me some time ago. No more waiting for the sun to come up. I start at 8 AM most of the time now. Almost never earlier.

    Personally what I am more concerned with is what time it gets dark. Most particularly in the fall. If they must do the switcharoo... early to mid-March is about right to start it.... and I would be happy if they extended it to atleast the Sunday after Thanksgiving. That's when I could use the extra daylight later in the day.

    FATWEASEL LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Messages: 326

    See, that's what I'm talking about. I'd much rather have the evening daylight than the morning and starting it in early March and ending in November is soo much better.


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