It’s that time of year again! Time to change the clocks and “fall back”.
Officially on Sunday, November 6, 2016, at 2:00 am we turn the clock back one hour — back to 1:00 am — as we return to standard time instead of Daylight Saving Time. (And yes, the correct spelling is “Saving” not “Savings”. There should be no “S” on the end!)
For many years you couldn’t really tell who would take part in the changing of the clocks. Some states did…other states did not. In 2016, most areas of the United States observe daylight saving time, the exceptions being Arizona (except for the Navajo, who do observe daylight saving time on tribal lands), Hawaii, and the overseas territories of American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands.
I am one of those people who would like to see them leave us always on Daylight Saving Time. I hate when we “fall back” and in the winter when it gets dark by the time most people are getting out of work and heading home. Please, give me an extra hour then…so maybe it can be daylight until 5:30 pm!
Also, I always like to remind people that changing the clock is also a good time to check the batteries in your smoke detectors (and carbon monoxide detectors). Even most of your “hard wired” detectors have a battery backup, so remember to check those batteries so that the devices are ready to go if they ever need to be used.
I happened to see this video on Facebook the other day… It’s a pretty good movie trailer spoof… (Pay no attention to the date at the end of the video clip…the date is not correct for 2016)
I wonder how long it will take the dogs to adjust their body clocks. Instead of Scooby getting me up at 6 am, now it will be 5 am until she adjusts… ugh!
Photo: Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com