Really. It is. Especially when you're living on the edge of a time zone. Pierre is in Central Time, and not too far across the river is where Mountain Time starts.
Last week, back when we were on actual time, it was light when I drove to work and the sun didn't set until after dinner.
Today, it was dark when I got up and I could see the sunrise from my office. Tonight, sunset is at 7:42. 7:42!