Wednesday, March 24, 2010

daylight savings

I've been having internet connectivity and, um, personal issues, so blogging sort of fell by the wayside. I'm trying to catch up, though - not only with this blog, but a lot of other relationships (and isn't this sort of a relationship, after all?) that fell by the wayside over the last month or so.

I know we changed the clock back a couple weeks ago, but it is such a psychological lift that now it gets dark at, oh, 7:30 instead of 6:00 or earlier a month ago. I may be somewhat more affected by daylight hours than other people. But it makes such a difference to my well-being that I can not only go home in daylight, but I can also sit outside with a cup of tea and enjoy daylight after work, not just on the weekend.

Of course, fieldwork is infinitely easier when you're not racing the clock. And in the summer, I tend to work much longer hours. But it's so much easier to work those long hours when it stays light out until 8 or 9 at night. We're not at that point yet, of course. But now that it's spring, it feels like it almost could be.

2 comments:

Chuck said...

Do your rigs generally work a dawn-dinner schedule, or is it more normal people hours if you're close to civilization?

Short Geologist said...

Depends on the job and if the drillers are commuting from home. In the summer, it's usually a 7 or 8 until 5 or 6 schedule if the drillers are staying over and it's a footage job.