Tuesday, February 19, 2008

In 19 days, something wonderful happens.

I don't usually give our current President too many kudos.

But three years ago, Ol' Georgey did something that I wholeheartedly applaud him for.

On August 8, 2005, he signed the Energy Policy Act of 2005.

In addition to doing a number of important energy conservation things for the United States, the act also changed our Daylight Saving Time dates.

Beginning in 2007, DST began on the second Sunday of March (instead of the first Sunday of April) and ended the first Sunday of November (instead of the last Sunday of October).

Simply put, on March 9, 2008, we're going to 'Spring Forward' and get an extra hour of sunlight.

Waaaaaay back in November, I wrote about how much I loathed Daylight Saving Time and the winter months.

It's hard to believe that daylight after work is almost upon us.

On a personal note this is huge for me because it signifies the impending end of the winter doldrums.

I can finally exercise outside after the kids are asleep without wearing a headlamp and orange vest while I'm running on the road.

And, more importantly, the cell door to our five-month prison sentence will finally be lifted and the kids (including myself) can run free outside like a pack of wild jackals.

And lets not forget that the sun plays a very important role in the formation of vitamin D for our body, which is necessary for the general well being and strength of our bones.

And it also maintains the general health of our skin and acts like a natural disinfectant for our body.

Oh yeah, it also causes skin cancer.

But who cares!! In this guy's mind, we are only 19 days from the world truly becoming a better place....

...at least in the Eimer household.

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