Daylight Savings TIme

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  1. WindyCityGal606

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    We will be setting our clocks ahead one hour at 2am tomorrow. I am never happy to give up an hour of my life especially during what is still part of my Saturday night (LOL) but I suppose I'll have to manage. Sigh!!
    Are you affected by the time change and if so, what will you be giving up during this hour?
     
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  3. lemonhead

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    I'm with you Zoe! I'll just get up earlier. I hate losing that hour.


    For some reason I get annoyed by all the people who tell me to remember to turn my clock. I expect it from the local news but it annoys me when the nurse at the dentist office reminds me or the guy at Wal-Mart. I know I'm weird but I think as an adult we should be aware of those things.
     
  4. Proud2BATeacher

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    Thanks for the reminder. I told my students not to forget yesterday and here I go and forget:blush:.
     
  5. lemonhead

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    Have you ever totally forgotten? I think there were a couple times when it maybe got to be 9:00 and I remembered but never past that.
     
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    I don't watch the news really so if people didn't tell me, I wouldn't know. I rarely watch live t.v. of any kind. I'll catch things in the newspaper (occasionally), on this chatboard, on the google page or through word of mouth but I rarely watch the actual news.
     
  7. Sarge

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    If I leave at 6:15 AM, half of my 14 mile bike ride will be in the dark.
     
  8. silverspoon65

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    I hate time change. It messes me up for a good week or two.

    My acting coach called and reminded everyone since we have class at 12:30 tomorrow. I was kind of glad - I remembered, but there are some flighty people in my class.
     
  9. Mrs. Q

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    Time changes never bothered me before, but they do throw off my son's schedule. He's only 14 months, so the extra hour really messes him up... and means even less sleep for this mom. :(
     
  10. Weazy

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    It takes about a week to get readjusted to the loss of the hour. I hate to give up the hour of sleep--especially since I have to get up at 5:00 a.m. every morning for school.
     
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    Time changes never bothered my kids...they they wake up when their bodies tell them it's time to do so. What the clock says makes not one bit of difference to them. Of course, that means that when they were toddlers and got up at 6:30am, I had to suffer through springs and summers waking up at 5:30. They just would NOT adjust to what the clock said *sigh*. I'm hoping this year, now that the little one is a bit older, that they'll sleep in a bit. I just put them to bed, and it's 11:30pm (before the switch).
     
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    And that can be very dangerous....... riding in the dark that is.....

    BTW, I've been shopping for bike..... The one's in my health club just don't seem to go very far........:lol:
     
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    Let's just say it wasn't pleasant getting my kids up for 9 am mass today, and leave it at that.
     
  14. Sarge

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    Actually, with the right lights I actually feel safer. Fewer cars on the road and I'm not camouflaged by the sun like an FW190 going after a B-17.

    The problem is actually seeing in front of me. There's a lot of junk alongside the road - rocks, construction debris, boat anchors etc - that would ruin my day if I were to hit it. And they don't really make a bike light that's good for dodging potholes at 20 mph (that doesn't cost $300).

    If you're shopping for a bike, consider used. Used bikes are not like used cars. Nobody is selling their Toyota corolla for a fraction of what it's worth because they bought it in 1990 and parked it in their garage and never drove it. But tons of people sell bikes for a fraction of their value because they bought them to get in shape and only rode them a few times.

    Just make sure everything spins and turns smoothly in the direction that it's supposed to and doesn't wobble in any direction it's not, and that the frame is free of dents and rust and the wheels don't wobble from side to side more than a millimeter or two. They should not "hop" when you spin them either. Make sure you can adjust the seat and handlebar height too. Those parts often get permanently stuck on old bikes.

    Finally, avoid any bike that came from a department store. Those brands are Next, Magna, Motiv, Roadmaster, Sears, Huffy, any name that's a car brand as well, and some Schwinns and Mongooses.
     
  15. Grammy Teacher

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    What's a good bike for a little 5 year old? I want to get our grandson a new bike this summer. Is it okay to just get one at Target or Wal Mart? Does it really matter since he won't be doing any "serious" riding?
     
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    Time changes don't affect me in a negative way & I don't feel it, but I just HATE changing all my clocks, watches, & phone answering machine! My computers & DVR change on their own, but I still have wall clocks, answering machine & several wristwatches! :mad:
     
  17. Sarge

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    With 5 year olds, any bike is fine. But when he's 9, that's a whole different story.

    As soon as he is big enough, he should graduate to a bike with 24" wheels. BMX sized bikes are fun, but 10 year olds should not be using them to go back and forth to school.
     
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    And Grammy, don't forget the helmet!!
     
  19. mmswm

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    Sarge...I'm starting a new post on bikes :D.
     
  20. Kase

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    Yay now it's still going to be light out when I get off work. Woo Hoo!
     
  21. MsMar

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    Me too. Five a.m. is not going to look pretty tomorrow! Hopefully I'll be asleep tonight by 10:30 at the latest and then it won't be too bad. But if I'm still awake at 11, eeeeekkkkkk!
     
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    I had a great sleep last night
    went to bed reg time got up reg time
    no problems



    BTW in Arizona we don't do DST
     
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    The bike shop I use told me they make good money adjusting, replacing parts, and fixing bikes that Sarge listed in his posting.

    They look decent in the store and seem to have a good price tag, but they are poorly made and assembled.
     
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    I hate this time! :D
    I really do...my son just got home (5:00) and has been napping...he never naps!!!! ok; that's an hour and a half already...I better get off line and get him up! :p
     
  25. WindyCityGal606

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    I had to take a nap from 4:15 to 5:45. I was exhausted all day. This, from a person who never naps....ever.
     
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    so even though my acting coach called us all, 2 people STILL forgot and were late. geez!
     
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    Oh tomorrow is going to be fun. We take the last part of our state standardized tests. Great!
     
  28. each1teach1

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    My thoughts exactly. I feel like I haven't seen the sun in months because I spend so much time in the dark. And now I can go back to walking. What has been happening since the winter time change is that it was too dark to walk. I got off of work at 4:25, get home about 5:00, sit down for a few minutes, changes clothes and it was already getting dark and I didn't want to be walking around in the dark with an iPod on. But now, I can get back started. And not a moment too soon.

    But I hate losing the hour in the morning. I am NOT a morning person, so this just makes the situation worse.
     

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