Don't Forget To 'Spring Forward' This Weekend!

angelize56

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Time for the TSG reminder to change your clocks and check your smoke detector batteries! :) Because we care about each and every one of you! :) Take care! angel :)

Daylight Saving Time Begins At 2 a.m. Sunday

POSTED: 7:45 a.m. EST April 2, 2004

There's plenty to trip you up when it comes to the semiannual ritual of moving clock hands forward, then backward.

First, there's the name. It gets mangled daily -- in all time zones -- and usually is written and pronounced as "daylight savings time," when actually it's "daylight-saving time." Then there's the whole issue of the actual date. It used to begin the last Sunday in April. Now it's the first Sunday in April.

That's this Sunday.

Daylight-saving time brings an extra hour of evening sunshine until Oct. 31, when standard time returns.

Hawaii does not observe the change, and neither does Arizona -- with the exception of the Navajo Indian Reservation, which does observe. Navajo Nation participates in the daylight saving time policy, due to its large size and location in three states.

The U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands also do not observe daylight saving time.

And if you're in Indiana, you better pull out a map and check what county you are in.

Ten western counties in Indiana are in the Central time zone, and they observe daylight-saving time.

Five counties adjacent to Louisville, Ky., and Cincinnati are in the Eastern time zone and voluntarily adopt daylight-saving time.
The remaining 77 counties stay on Eastern Standard Time all year.


Confused yet?

Then you've got to remember -- unless you live in Arizona, Hawaii and parts of Indiana -- whether to set the clock forward or backward. Luckily, "spring forward, fall back" has become a well-worn mnemonic phrase.

So, set the alarm for 2 a.m. Sunday, just so you can change the clock to the correct time: 3 a.m.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission suggests using the occasion to put fresh batteries in smoke alarms and update general precaution plans at home.

Spokesman Ken Giles said households should have fire escape plans that include two ways out of the building. He said the plans should be practiced in order to avoid any delays in an emergency.

Giles told Associated Press Radio that in the past 10 years, annual fire deaths have decreased to 2,400 from 3,400. Giles advised keeping ignition sources away from children -- things like matches, lighters and candles.

As for the smoke alarms, test the batteries monthly and change them every six months.
 
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Hi Angel...just thinking it's nice to have you back...
I don't post in a lot of your threads but I do read them and missed them while you were away....hope you stay well...:)


Anyway reason for this post is to say ''UK did that last week '' and It'll be nice not to leave the machine at eleven and find the bedroom clock says twelve....:eek: :D
 

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Thanks chalky! :) I'm glad my pc updates the time for me! :)
 
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Mine does as well Angel but Im used to using the times on the TSG web pages...they show an hour behind....:eek:
 

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What would life be if we weren't confused! :D
 
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HA HA! :p

I don't have to change anything! :D

Thanks for the notice though angel, I was wondering when this is. Real problem calling agents on the east coast expecting a 2 hour difference when after this weekend it will be a 3 hour difference.
 

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Immodest Proposal

Daylight Savings Time Refor

It happens every spring: crocuses, baseball (with any luck), and the switch to
Daylight Savings Time (DST).

Coming off DST is not hard. In the Fall, we set our clocks back one hour. We
all get an extra hour to sleep, and those who forget find themselves at church,
or the airport, or wherever an hour early. Embarassing, but not catastrophic.

But in the Spring we set the clocks forward, and the trouble begins. We lose
an hour of sleep. Forgetful people miss Mass, planes, breakfast, and the big
game on TV. Some are thrown into disarray for up to a full week. Annual
losses due to DST confusion have been estimated (by me) at over a million
dollars. I myself have missed a flight to Washington and a showing of The
Seven Samurai because of DST.

There is no need for such tragic waste. We can -- we should and must -- urge
our lawmakers to reform Daylight Savings Time as follows:

Setting clocks back is easy; setting them forward is difficult. Therefore, let
us keep the fall ritual as it is. However, one Sunday each Spring, let us set
our clocks not one hour forward, but TWENTY-THREE HOURS BACKWARD.

Think of all the advantages. We will not lose an hour of sleep; we will gain
(almost) a day of rest. It will be Saturday all over again. You will never
again miss Confession, or an airplane, or the Redskins game.

Naturally, if this were the whole plan, our calendars would fall behind one day
in each year. However, the second part of the Revised DST Plan deals with
this. Every four years, instead of adding a day, let us SUBTRACT THREE DAYS.
Furthermore, let these be Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, which according to
recent polls are the least popular days.

If done in February, which seems reasonable considering what a miserable month
it is, this would have the beneficial side effect of shortening the
excruciating presidential primary season by an effective four days.

The advantages of this plan are clear. Let us waste no time. With a determine
d
effort we can have Reformed Daylight Savings Time by Spring of next year.

Write your congressperson today!

~Richard S. Holmes


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Originally posted by CyBerAliEn:
HA HA! :p

I don't have to change anything! :D

Thanks for the notice though angel, I was wondering when this is. Real problem calling agents on the east coast expecting a 2 hour difference when after this weekend it will be a 3 hour difference.

Aww..beat me to the punch! ;)


I used to think it would be nice to not have to deal with clock changing, but like you mention....actually is more of a pain!

Some tv shows change time, others don't...gotta love it! :D
 
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As Chalky said, ours went back last week. I need to sort all the clocks in the house though. Upstairs it's 4 am but downstairs it's still 3. I'm younger downstairs :)
It's a mans job too apparently. Like barbecues, cutting meat and putting rubbish out, we are expected to re-adjust all the clocks in the house, which I don't mind at all, but there's a couple of big silver oveny type things with clocks on, that get hot, in the room where the food is kept and I don't normally venture out there. So they tend to be the last ones to be done.
In fact mine get done automatically . . . . 7 months later.
;)
 

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Would you believe I forgot to set the clocks ahead! :D




Kidding! :)
 

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angelize56 said:
Would you believe I forgot to set the clocks ahead! :D




Kidding! :)
And you put this thread up Marlene! :D (y)


Funnyyyyyyyy


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angelize56

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It's that time of year again! :D And for those in Indiana...it's your first year to SPRING FORWARD in 30 years....and to :confused: Indianians more....18 counties in northwest and southwest Indiana will remain in, or be moving to the CST.! :)

Here's an article for those in Indiana about how to update the time zone in Windows OS:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/timezone.mspx:
 
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It was last weekend in the UK, I know because I was spending the weekend with the family at my Uncles hotel and we were all an hour late down for breakfast because everyone forgot... OOps :D

Still... it gave us all something to laugh about!
 

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Hi TF! :D I had to rethink my last post after yours...the only time I disliked springing forward was when I was working midnights and had to come in an hour earlier! :D I think I got that right! :p :D
 

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