So now that we've entered our final extra week of daylight savings time this year, what does everyone think of the change? Personally, I like starting earlier in the spring but I think even the old late October return to standard time was too late.
We're almost back to 12 hours of daylight by mid-March, so the spring time change has the sun rising at a respectable time of about 7:45 am. The analogous point in the fall is early October, not November. Delaying the return of standard time means another week of waking up when it's pitch black outside, and even going to work while it's still completely dark if your job starts early. We get enough of that in mid-winter, some light in the fall would be nice.
It's also no coincidence that this poll was posted on Halloween. Every self-respecting 8 year old is well aware that vampires, ghosts, goblins and slasher movie characters don't come out till the sun goes down. When I was in elementary school, trick-or-treating before dark was for wusses and preschoolers. Now Halloween night starts an hour later, but somehow I don't think the kids curfews are going to change.