02 November 2008

Turning the Clocks Back

Tonight ends the Daylight Savings Time in the United States.

As we pack up all of the Baby-Related Accoutrements I have never been more grateful for an extra hour.


3 comments:

Susan May said...

Welcome back - hope you had a good flight home.

Expat Traveler said...

oh - is there daylight savings still in switz? PRobably in another week i suspect..

Great to know your travels went well, and what a great costume!

Global Librarian said...

Nope, Daylight Savings ended in Europe a few weeks ago.

Two years ago the US moved up the date to begin Daylight Savings in the Spring and moved back the date to end it in the Fall. Partially as an economic stimulus because research showed people tend to shop more when it is still daylight outside in the evening.

We all know how well that worked! It was way too little, way too late. What the plan did not take into account is that people tend not to shop much when they have lost their job, they are about to lose their house and they can't afford gas for their car or groceries for their children.

But hey, I'm sure that $600 per tax payer rebate check, which they will have to pay taxes on at the end of the year, made all the difference in the world.

But I digress...