Many folks I know were grumbling earlier this fall about the time changes. Looking outside this morning exactly one hour before our usual departure to walk to school, it was absolutely pitch black-as-night. I'm glad we don't have to be out walking in that! It's about 15 minutes after sunrise when we start walking now.
Sunset is just two hours after the end of the school day.
I'm just glad that:
a) I don't live any farther north than I do; and
b) the sun is soon returning.
Bring back the sun!