Sunday, October 29, 2006

"Spring forward, fall back"

It took me over some 30 years to get this daylight saving thing (oh, well, maybe 15, maybe late teens is the "legal" age from when you're expected to get this...). And one move to the US. Because in English it's easy to remember what way you should turn your clock when it is time for "summer time" or "winter time". "Spring forward, fall back!". So easy! Thus we spent one hour changing all the clocks in the house this morning, pushing them back one hour (and wondering why we have this huge amount of clocks all over the house...).

Sweden also "fell back" over night. That is good, because even though you locally get how to change the clocks, if you don't do it at the same day here as in Sweden, you become confused again... Normally the time difference is 9 hours between PST and CET (pacific standard time and central European time if you didn't know that). But what if we wouldn't have changed... would the time difference have been 8 hours or 10 hours??

In the future things will be more complicated, because according to new federal law, starting in 2007, daylight savings will be observed from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November in the US, adding about a month to daylight saving time. But be still be the same in Europe. I.e adding one whole month of confusion. Oh, well. It's several months until then... lot's of time to figure it out.

1 comment:

Annika said...

Hi! Thanks for commenting on my blog!! Nice, a Swede-gal in California! I will keep on checking your blog, of course! And you can read mine, both in Swedish and in English! :-)))
I don't like Daylight Saving time, at all. Stick with one time, all year long!! // Annika