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Saturday, March 7, 2015

An Arizona 6 Word Saturday


Linking up with Cate over at 6 Word Saturday this week:

My six words:

We don't do that in Arizona.

What don't we do in Arizona?

We don't change the time for Daylight Savings Time and then back again.

So I won't be changing my clock tonight.  I noticed that we get dark here about 6:45 p.m. these days.  Slowly a few minutes of extra daylight in the morning and at night too.  When we first moved here first of January, hubby was driving to work in the dark at 7:15 a.m.  Now it is getting light at 6:30 a.m. 

It will be nice not to have to adjust to the changing of the clocks.

And just a sneak preview prior to the theme unreveal for A/Z Challenge on March 23rd, my theme has to do a bit with Arizona......stay tune.........

But don't forget to change your clocks and have a great rest of the weekend.

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50 comments:

Jeanie said...

We spent last weekend in Arizona and Nevada....going back and forth between time zones. We talked to someone who said she had to leave home in AZ at 4:00 to be at work in NV at 3:30. I have to admit that I got confused a few times.

susie said...

You are lucky. Supposedly it takes a week to adjust.

rlavalette said...

It's an antiquated practice anyway, created to accommodate our agrarian lifestyle--which no longer exists.

Ricochet said...

There was a reason for DST at one point. Eventually we will realize it is a pointless exercise. On the other hand, looking at Education, maybe the Powers That Be will never figure it out.

Pat Hatt said...

Well I want to move there now haha no more stinkin time changes would be nice. They should just stick it ahead 30 minutes and then never do it again. That way it would equal out all year long.

Barbara In Caneyhead said...

We have the same daylight hours for now, but as of tomorrow, nope. It really doesn't bother me or matter much to me if we keep changing or if they do away with it. Although, for now, it will be a blessing to Pete during the school months as many things outside and around the house he has to have help with now, or needs someone close by, or needs someone to do all the running back and forth to fetch things he needs for the project he is working on. The time change will give him more time each evening when Bug is available to help him.
Life & Faith in Caneyhead

Barbara In Caneyhead said...

Oh, and the your theme hint has me looking forward to your reveal!

restlessjo said...

Your lovely bench header would fit so nicely into Jude's Bench challenge. https://smallbluegreenwords.wordpress.com/bench-series/

Linda said...

Very interesting, Hawaii doesn't either. Oh Betty, I'm sure you knew I'd be curious about this. Before U.S. Uniform Time Act of 1966, it was a mess, cities in same state even had different times (at least according to National Geographic, I was too young to remember)!

Looking forward to your A-Z as usual!

Secret Agent Woman said...

I would only be okay with not changing if we left it on DST. I NEED that hour of daylight to be after work, not before it.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I so wish we didn't do that ! For a few weeks after the time change we go back to it being dark in the morning again. It's been nice to wake up and see daylight so early. It'll even out eventually, we'll have it back but every year it seems harder to adjust to loosing that one hour of sleep.

Mevely317 said...

Great interpretation of the '6 Words' theme, Betty!
I've mixed feelings re. this time of year: On one hand I adore watching the horizon turn pink and silhouette the Superstition Mountains.
... but I dread knowing (that) in a few weeks' time I'll be driving 33 miles east, directly towards the new sun.

PS - So anxious to read your A-Z challenge!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

I would love if they'd leave the time alone after this change. I enjoy having that extra daylight late in the day.

Kathe W. said...

I wish they would dispense with daylight savings....

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Yes I think it is awesome that you have daylights savings time all year long. Have a nice weekend.
Debby

jack69 said...

I like the idea of no change. I hope one day they might just change all time by 30 minutes and call it a compromise! hahahahah

Anyway, I sorta wish it was NO Change. But that is MO!

Sharon said...

My hubby and I are like hibernating bears in the winter, so we look forward to the *spring forward* time change. Makes for more daylight!

I seem to recall when we were growing up that DST was a full 6 months. At least now they've shortened it up for all of us grumpy winter folk! Although, losing an hour of sleep doesn't make for cheerful morning people!!

We've traveled to AZ, and we always get confused about the time.

joeh said...

Daylight savings time is dumb! My car clock is a nightmare to change. It will be correct tomorrow for another 6 months.

elainemcnulty said...

I find changing the car clock the most complicated thing about the clocks changing. :(

Paula Kaye said...

I wish we didn't change clocks. But it will be nice to stay light later in the day! Can't wait to see your A-Z Theme! I'm working on mine

TARYTERRE said...

I don't like losing an hour of sleep. But we have to change the clocks here. You are lucky indeed.

Liz A. said...

I just saw an article somewhere which listed all the dangers of DST. Ah well. Back to driving to work in the dark...

Mlissabeth said...

I sure like the Fall Back, but not the Spring Ahead. 😊

Birgit said...

Lucky you! I dread the loss of the hour since it messes with my sleep even though I really don't "lose" an hour. I wish this law could just be changed and stay one way or the other

Chatty Crone said...

Wish we didn't change the clocks - stay one way or another.

Jacquelineand.... said...

Until a few years ago, Indiana didn't have DST either.

Have I mentioned how much I dislike DST?

Rob Z Tobor said...

Thought it was time to call by and say hello . . . . I am busy writing my A to Z and moving stuff in the house. I have a feeling we have a few weeks yet before the clocks get moved in Britain where I will lose an entire hour of sleep making me grumpy for several days. . .

I usually get the clock thing wrong and do it on the wrong day or move it the wrong way. But folk now expect this of me.

Stephanie Faris said...

COOL! I knew there were places that didn't do it but I wasn't sure where. It did throw my parents off when they went out west for a trip...the time was different in Arizona than the surrounding states because of it. Now that I work from home, it doesn't really matter. I can just get up whenever I want and start working...I woke up at 6 this morning but it was really 7, so I don't feel like so much of an early bird despite the fact that the rest of the world is asleep.

Veronica Lee said...

I guess I can say we're lucky we don't need DST over here on our side of the pond where it is summer all year round.
I would probably get the clock thing wrong - DST sounds confusing!

DMS said...

I have always been fascinated that AZ doesn't change the time. I think it is nice that you don't need to adjust. I am looking forward to a little more light in the afternoons. I wonder if we could just change the clock by 30 minutes one time and then not switch anymore- then we would be in the middle! :)
~Jess

Jamie Solis said...

I wish we didn't have to change the time over here in CA! Simply because my toddler doesn't adjust as quickly as I'd like. :)

Juli G said...

I had no idea. :)

yaya said...

This time change is crazy. I wish they would just give it up already. I don't know anyone who likes it and I don't feel we really need it. It's going to be lighter later but until May, I wont' be able to go outdoors and do anything! We still have tons of snow to melt away! I usually adjust to this time better for some reason. Probably because it feels like I'm leaving work an hour earlier! Enjoy your new home!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I just learned that this weekend. Arizona likes doing things its own way. I like the change in the spring but not so much in the fall.

Shelley Sly said...

That's right, I remembered yesterday that Arizona doesn't change the clocks.

I'm curious about your A-Z theme. I'll have to check back here in April!

Stephen Tremp said...

Some counties in Indiana used to ignore DST too. I think they all comply now. It messes me up and I hate it.

Linda said...

Though it is nice being light longer at night, I don't appreciate it being dark again in the morning. Have a great day! God Bless! I am also anxious to see what your A-Z theme will be.

SweetMarie said...

I've been looking forward to the time change because living in NC we've had shorter days and I don't like it. :) I need the sunshine. :)

Tyrean Martinson said...

I wish we didn't do that here.

Jessy Gaffen said...

I ditto the wish we didn't! It throws us all off kilter!

Chrys Fey said...

You don't change your clocks in Arizona? How lucky!

Carol Noren Johnson said...

I am sleepy. Enough said.

Intense Guy said...

Now if only the rest of the country would live the clocks alone...

Once they invented electricity there was no need to mess with the time anymore!!!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I wish someday it would just be done away with altogether.

Editors At Work said...

Interesting, I had no idea.

Bijoux said...

On our last trip out west, we stayed at a hotel on a reservation in AZ that did use daylight savings time, so basically, across the street, it was a different time. Very confusing?

Bobbi and Gracie said...

Oh my! You are in Arizona now! You do get around :-) I have been absent for too long... I need to catch up.

TBR/Committed Thoughts said...

Once upon a time, the time change didn't bother me. These days, it just about kicks my butt for a few days! I do enjoy the time change, though. I don't know why, but I do.

Jerralea said...

When I lived in Indiana, I could say "We don't do that in Indiana." I liked not having to change the time but then when I called my out of state relatives who did live by DST, I would get mixed up.

I love the longer days myself, but I hear a lot of people think it messes up their internal clock.

Kat said...

I think DST should be done away with as it is. Arizona has got it right. There is no longer a valid reason to have DST.

But I do like how late it stays light outside now. ;)