Thanks to some arcane law designed “to help farmers,” this is the weekend we get back the hour we gave up in the spring. Woo-hoo!

The archaic ritual of Daylight Saving Time (DST) ends at 2 a.m. this Sunday, Nov. 4. That means before going to bed Saturday night, or upon awakening Sunday morning, all clocks in your home, car, office, and microwave that do not magically change themselves should be turned back one hour.

Just remember the old adage “spring forward, fall back.”

And while “falling back” will result in the mythical “extra hour of sleep” we are promised every year by our government, the end of DST also means our lives, schedules, and body chemistry will be completely disrupted for a few days following the change.

Because turning the clock back an hour also means less daylight in the afternoon, which means if you head home from work in the late afternoon, or pick up your kid(s) from some kind of after school activity, you’ll be doing it in the dark. Sorry for being such a buzzkill. Please enjoy the extra hour of beer and football on Sunday.