The Cedar Snooze Button

Or why SPRING AHEAD can be a wonderful thing

Trying to keep the early-bird title of the Town + Country Cedar Homes crew had me battling the snooze button on this first Monday after that dreaded spring-forward calendar day – Daylight Savings. Daylight Saving Time is the practice of advancing clocks during warmer months so that darkness falls later each day according to the clock; the typical kick-off of this much maligned practice is to set clocks forward by one hour in the spring, “spring forward”, and set clocks back by one hour in autumn, “fall back”, to return to standard time. In other words, there is one 23-hour day in late winter or early spring and one 25-hour day in the autumn.

People tend to have more heart attacks on the Monday following the spring forward switch to daylight saving time, according to a study published in 2009 in the Journal of Applied Psychology showed that during the week following, mine workers got 40 minutes less sleep and had 5.7% more workplace injuries than they did during any other days of the year, and since humans set the routines for their four-legged loved ones, dogs and cats living indoors and even cows are disrupted when you bring their food an hour late/early or come to milk them later/earlier than usual.

This popular internet meme says it all. WHO THINKS THIS IS A GOOD IDEA? Coffee producers, maybe; I’m on my second full pot. Then it hit me (self-caffeine-over-medicating can be a wonderful thing…). Our clients probably think this is a good thing. The hours clients spend on log home Master Bedrooms is staggering – the views, the furniture placement, the feng shui. Every detail. They obviously have a plan. They are not thinking about that Monday. To most of our clients Mondays are just Saturdays spelled different. They don’t view it as losing an hour of sleep or getting gypped. They look at it as a wonderful, legitimate excuse to stay in bed longer. Who can blame them…

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  • I have more questions and concerns about getting an oil-change than I do about this project.

    ~ Tom H.