Coping with the Time Change

Straddling the time zone line can be a challenge. It is your time or my time? Mountain Time or Central Time? It gets confusing.

Then throw in the time change and my internal clock is messed up. I was thinking of this in the wee hours of the morning (2 am new time, but really it is 3 am old time). I was having a hard time adjusting my new bedtime.

And then I wished I could be like the Time Zone Straddlers north of us.

Most of the ranchers are old(er) and their kids are grown and gone. Which means no school schedule, no worry of missing the bus, time is just a number on the dial…

Instead of changing their clocks every year, they just change time zones.

Yes, you heard that right. Time zones.

For the last few months, they have been running on Central Time. Instead of resetting every last clock in their house (or pickup), they merely change back to Mountain Time in the fall.

In the spring, when Daylight Time has the rest of us moving the clocks ahead, the Straddlers merely switch back to Central Time.

Seems simple enough, right?

Just don’t try to switch from Central Time to Mountain Time in the spring. It doesn’t work- you are just 2 hours late for everything. (I think. This is really confusing.)

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