Daylight savings time again

10 Mar

Did you remember to change your clock one hour forward last night? Once again, daylight saving time (the correct name, and not savings time), began today at 2 am. Since 2007, DST has been observed from the second Sunday in March, to the last Sunday in November. All U.S. states except Hawaii, and most of Arizona, run their clocks on this time.   While many people slept, others were up, including myself. I was watching DVD movies that I rented, and I watched as the clock on my laptop jumped from 2 to 3 a.m. It was not a big deal. Supposedly, the reason that we follow this time schedule,  is to allow us another hour of sunlight, thereby saving money by not having to turn on lamps in  our homes, and other places. For people who participate in outdoor activities, they love it. It allows them to play volleyball, or basketball longer, was well as other activities.   Some people have questioned whether DST really saves money, pointing out that the extra  hour that DST provides in southern states, is a hotter hour,  resulting in people coming home from work, and having to turn their  air conditioner on to cool down their homes. Other people use that extra hour of sunlight, by running errands in their car, and using more gasoline. So, you either like it, or you don’t. The bottom line is that if you live in a state that follows DST, you must remember to change your clocks. Not a big deal, and you get to enjoy another hour of sunlight. How you use it is up to you.

Clock-Vin

Clock-Vin (Photo credit: nist6ss)

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