If you're tired from a long week of work and need a little extra sleep, that's exactly what you'll get Saturday night/Sunday morning.
Why? It's time to set your clocks back an hour since everyone in our area observes Daylight Saving Time.
The official change occurs at 2 a.m. local time Sunday. But if you don't want to miss out on your extra sleep, set your clocks back -- including the alarm clock you count on each morning to get up -- one hour before you go to bed.
And if you're wondering when you'll move your clocks forward, that will occur March 8 of next year.
Gov. Mitch Daniels brought the "time issue" back to the forefront when he first took office, as he wanted to make most of Indiana on the same time as the East Coast. He claimed it would be better for Indiana's economy if people doing business with Hoosier companies wouldn't have to worry about what time it was in Indiana.
Has that worked? Should we even care? That's up for debate, and has been debated. Actually, some are using the time issue against Gov. Daniels in the current campaign.
Personally, I like the fact that it doesn't get dark until later during the spring and summer months. That's more time for working in the garden, mowing, golf, and other outside activities.
Next week when it's dark at 6 p.m., that will definitely be a major downer.
But that's part of life. It will make us look forward to spring even more.
Chris is the general manager/editor for the Greene County Daily World. He can be reached by telephone at 847-4487 or 1-800-947-4487 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org