questionsanyone else not looking forward to coming home…

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I can't really say it's going to be a whole lot of difference ... the past couple weeks, I've been leaving for work when it was still dark and coming home after dark.

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It's almost S.A.D. time. Blah.

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I'm with the OP. This time of year is so depressing. It gets even worse when it's dark in the morning too, so you don't see the sun all day.

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Eh... I prefer having light when I drive in to work... Makes it easier for me to get my day started anyway.

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@ganzhimself: I agree. I can handle it at night better...this whole waking up when it's dark out sucks. I prefer having light to begin my day.
I get off at 4:30, so I'll have light until I get home and the sun will fade shortly thereafter...at least for another month or so.

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While it was nice to see some light starting to come up this morning on my way to work, that won't last much longer and I would much prefer to have it dark in the morning while I'm inside at work and then get some light for a short time after I get out of work (when I can actually use it).

That's a good point, though, about not wanting children to walk to school in the dark.

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...at first glance I thought that was a reference to our friends on the East coast that have been in the dark for a while now...

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I also much prefer the light in the morning. I really do not think young children should be walking to school in complete darkness.

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These next few weeks won't be so bad, as it won't get dark around here until 5:30 or so, but once we get into December, that slowly creeps up to about 4:30. I'm sure on the east coast, that must be more like 4:00. Not my favorite time of year, that's for sure.

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It was a little surprising yesterday to realize oh, it gets dark so early now.

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I have been coming home close to nightfall for the past few weeks. This will just be the kicker to getting home in complete darkness. I don't love it, but I'm just glad I'm not going home in complete darkness with it snowing (yet).

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Meh, at least the sun won't be in my eyes.

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I do miss the more moderate time swings of my hometown in Southern California. So bright at night in the upper midwest, so dark in the winter.

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I prefer driving to work with the sun up. At least that way I know I will get to feel the sun on my face at least once that day.

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Me...

Class on Mondays end at 9:00PM..

So now that it'll be theoretically 10:00PM = more darker and colder?

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I like the ambient lighting in my car when it is dark...

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@narfcake: I work 7am till 6pm, so it's been pretty much that way for me as well. But I had at least a few minutes of twilight left to get home and through my front door before darkness fell. Now here I am at my desk and it is full-on dark out. Time to set up the living room lamp timers again. I had an epiphany leaving the house today. I'm going to hang a small flashlight on a loop over the doorknob so if I forget to leave the porch light on I'll have an easier time unlocking the door.

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@wilfbrim: In my neighborhood the parents use headlights. 1 child = 1 SUV, lined up like delivery trucks for a block and a half in front of the school. Most kids don't walk anywhere.