Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Yet again I find myself longing for the end of Daylight Saving.
It never used to be this way. I found that when Daylight Saving ended in the past, it was just right. Autumn was always a pleasant drift into winter. I never looked forward to the end of Daylight Saving because it ended at the right time, the third Sunday of March.
Right now, I'm really, really wanting it to end. It's still too hot in the evenings for too long and then too dark and cold in the mornings. At night I have the fans on to try and help the kids go to sleep and in the mornings, I'm having to turn the heater on. When it gets dark and when it gets light and when we go to sleep and wake up just seems completely out of kilter.
We are already past the fourth Sunday of March, and we still have a fifth Sunday, the 31st of March before we get to the first Sunday of April when it finally ends, and that's still another week and a half away.
When Daylight Saving does end, so will Autumn. That gradual change over from lighter evenings that gradually get darker will be a massive plunge into winter darkness, making it feel like we've gone from a strange type of Autumn straight into winter. That shock wouldn't occur if Daylight Saving ended in the middle of March, but by April, the change is massive. So, while I'm longing for the end Daylight Saving, I'm also dreading it.
I blame Peter Dunne for this. All it took was 40,000 signatures and Peter Dunne in order for this unnaturally long Daylight Saving to be passed into law. It should be taken back to the old third Sunday of March. Please end the torture!!!