It’s that time of year again! Time to change the clocks and “spring forward”.
Officially on Sunday, March 8, 2020, at 2:00 am we turn the clock ahead one hour — to 3:00 am — as we begin 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 like when we “spring forward”. To me it’s a sure sign of spring. I like it being daylight until after 10 pm in the summer!
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 found a spoof movie clip created about changing the clocks in the fall. Well, the same group also did another mock trailer for “Spring Forward”…
I wonder how long it will take my little dog “Moose” to adjust his body clock? Maybe now I’ll be up before he is!
We will “Fall Back” one hour again in the fall on Sunday, November 1st.
To read more about the history of Daylight Saving Time in the United States, click here.
Photo: YouTube/The STATION by MAKER