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Daylight Savings Time

Don’t forget to “Spring Ahead” as they steal an hour from your life by eliminating 2AM Sunday morning.

This really screws up the time keeping on the Iditarod, and makes the cats less than happy.


1 Steve Bates { 03.11.12 at 1:07 am }

As usual…

There is not a finer thing
Than to travel in the Spring.
As you tote your luggage doorward,
Set your clocks an hour FORWARD!

– SB the YDS

2 Bryan { 03.11.12 at 12:24 pm }

This should be happening in Spring, which is still a week and a half away.

3 ellroon { 03.12.12 at 12:02 pm }

I’ve had trouble with the saying ‘Spring Forward, Fall Back’ because it doesn’t fit the ‘Lose an Hour, Gain an Hour’. Springing forward should be a good thing, falling back should be a bad thing…

4 Bryan { 03.12.12 at 3:27 pm }

I look at them as ‘Lose Sleep – Gain Sleep’. The cats don’t have watches, so I have to adjust feeding times to suit them.

It was a lot easier when we used sun dials.

Fortunately, most of my clocks take care of this on their own, with the exception of my alarm clock, which does it on the old system, so things are complicated if I have an early morning appointment until the alarm clock changes. It isn’t adjustable.

5 Steve Bates { 03.12.12 at 11:10 pm }

There are three clocks in the house (kitchen, my bathroom, my chair in the den) that are under my jurisdiction. Stella sets her own clocks (including about two dozen cheap decorative watches in colors to match her outfits), and the cats’ internal clocks, while they may vary gradually over the seasons, can’t be reset on two particular days… the kitties know two times, breakfast time and dinner time. As an involuntarily retired person, I am fairly indifferent to time changes; indeed, if it weren’t for the automatic time change on my computer, I’d forget for sure.

6 Bryan { 03.12.12 at 11:40 pm }

I have to track my Mother’s doctor’s appointments, or I wouldn’t bother. I have a small radio-controller clock that is updated automatically by the NIST atomic clock system, and the phones are updated by the network time signals, but other than the microwave, I have to change the clocks at my Mother’s house. She has a schedule and gets annoyed when she doesn’t keep it.

I prefer doing things by the sun, but that isn’t allowed these days.