OGDEN — The extra hour gained this weekend by falling back out of daylight saving time with the turn of the clock seems appreciated by all.
But what Top of Utah officials will be doing with that extra time, officially gained at 2 a.m. Sunday, is as varied as a Las Vegas buffet.
Layton Mayor Steve Curtis said one thing he won’t be doing is catching up on sleep. He says his body clock is such he wakes up after about the same amount of sleep each night.
“This gives me another hour to play with the grandkids,” Curtis said.
Staying true to the numbers, Davis County Clerk/Auditor Steve Rawlings joked he is going to bank the extra hour.
“I’m going to save it up for when we lose it,” he said of the clocks moving forward in the spring.
Weber State University Public Relations Director Allison Barlow Hess said she will use a portion of the extra hour recovering from hurricane Sandy and all the events that unfolded while she was vacationing in Washington, D.C., last weekend.
The remaining portion of time, Hess said, she will use to catch up on her newspaper reading, to help her determine who she should vote for on Election Day.
Uintah Mayor Sue Bybee said she will use her hour to provide some service work.
“I’m going to fix dinner for my mother-in-law. She has recently been in the hospital,” she said.
“How much can you squeeze into an hour?”
When asked about how he will spend his additional time, Davis County Commissioner Bret Millburn quipped, “What you really should do is ask my wife what I am going to do with the extra hour.”
Millburn said he is quite certain his extra hour will be used doing “honey-dos,” ranging from raking leaves to hanging Christmas lights.
Millburn said he wishes he would have had the extra hour last weekend when he went fishing.
“I didn’t plan that very well,” he said with a laugh.
“I’m going to give that hour to me,” Weber County Commissioner Craig Deardon said, adding he will likely spend it sleeping.