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Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Why Arizona needs to get with the program

Arizona doesn't have Daylight Savings Time. This means that half of the year we share the same time zone as Utah, and the other half of the year (now) we share with California. I always wondered why Arizona didn't participate, but after living here a few years I think I have it figured out. The entire point of DST is to save energy, and making the daylight last longer here in Arizona would actually waste energy. We'd all be running our air conditioners more.

But I think that the waste of air conditioning is not a good enough reason anymore. Arizona needs to get with the program and join the rest of the country if only to save sanity. My sanity...and possibly that of many other parents.

I'm pregnant. I'm severely anemic. Still sick. Totally exhausted. I really, really need as much sleep as I can get. My children are getting up with the sun (read: 5:20 am), and I can't take it anymore!!! Please, write your local legislators and let's get the ball rolling so I can at least get another hour of sleep during the summer! Thank you.

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  1. Maybe you could get some movie-theater curtain type things. I'll help you sew them. :)

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  2. Ohh, that sucks! Get dark blinds? LOL

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  3. That sucks. Hope you can get some rest.

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  4. YIKES! I'd hate that. I hope you get some much needed sleep.

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  5. We could picket at sunrise, and when they ask us why we are up, we can use the same answers as our kids, "because the sun is UP!"

    So sorry for your loss in sleep! Sleep is so precious and with out daylights savings it is draining those hours quickly.

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  6. P.S. We have also resorted to using dark curtains, but those only work half the time. Kids just know!

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  7. I don't know what to say....(((HUGS)))

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  8. We don't do it here in Hawaii either (probably for the same reasons) and ever since the 'time changed', though it really didn't, somehow my kids knew this and now wake up at 6am instead of 7am. I couldn't imagine doing it pregnant though!!! (((HUGS)))!!!

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  9. I'm glad AZ doesn't do DST. I lived there for several years. I'd rather have it be lighter earlier than lighter later! An extra hour of HEAT in my evening? No thanks! We never had an issue with the kids getting up early. We just had dark drapes across the windows to block out the sun.

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