Friday, March 06, 2009

Daylight Saving Time in the U.S. and Canada

As much a I would prefer that we stay on standard time, this is the weekend in the U.S. and Canada to Spring ahead.

Officially, at 2:00 AM on Sunday, March 8, 2009, is when the time will be moved forward by one hour. Not to worry, you will have an opportunity to catch up on that lost hour's sleep in the fall when the process is reversed and we return to Standard Time.

What do you need to do to prepare?
  • In order to be on time for Church on Sunday and work on Monday, it would be a good idea to at least set your alarm clock ahead before going to bed Saturday evening.
  • If you have cell phone or cable service, the cell phone and cable box time will be reset by the service. However, don't forget to adjust any VCR or DVD player connected to the television, particularly if you have programs scheduled for recording.
  • A setting frequently forgotten, at least in the northeast, is the programmable thermostat.

  • If you spend a fair amount of time on the road, don't forget to set your car clock ahead before you start off for the first appointment of the day.
As we add electronics to our life, this business of adjusting the clocks twice a year becomes tedious. Between the timer on the coffee maker, the microwave, stove, grandfather clock, mantle clock, company award clock, den clock, watch . . . I am ready to leave the time at standard time or at least compromise with half-time, move the clocks forward one-half hour and then leave them alone!

Remember - "A day without laughter is a day wasted."
May the wind sing to you and the sun rise in your heart...

1 comment:

Toronto Real Estate said...

Oh tell me about it...I hate those two days a year when we have to either go back or forward one hour. It's such a pain to reset all the clocks around the house. And then the waking up tired when we set them back an hour and waking up too early when we move forward one hour. I don't understand why it can't just stay the same. It would save so much trouble to so many people.

Take care, Elli