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    Daylight Saving Time Ends!

    Don't forget to set your clock back one hour tonight for those of you in areas that observe Daylight Saving time. It is also suggested that you change the batteries in your smoke detector.

    9&10 News - Check Smoke Alarms When Changing Clocks

    It is time to have your clocks "fall back" an hour as Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday morning at 2.

    As you are changing your clocks local fire departments are asking you to also check the batteries on your smoke detectors.

    Smoke detectors have an estimated battery life of a little over six months so it is safe to check or change them every time you change your clocks.

    Firefighters say their #1 tool is the smoke detector as it saves lives before they even arrive on the scene.

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    Re: Daylight Saving Time Ends!

    Thanks for the reminder Unklescott.
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    YAY! Back to normal time! Thanks for the battery reminder.
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    Re: Daylight Saving Time Ends!

    Yay! An extra hour of sleep!
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    Re: Daylight Saving Time Ends!

    Ugggghhhh -- boo! Back to starting my work day (EFL lessons with Europeans on Skype) and ending my work day (after-school EFL tutoring) in the dark.
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    Re: Daylight Saving Time Ends!

    Thanks for the reminder.

    I'll wait till I wake up tomorrow morning I'll sleep in. And I'll hate that it will be dark an hour earlier tomorrow night.

    Why do we even do this? Does anyone know?
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    Re: Daylight Saving Time Ends!

    Quote Originally Posted by Poppy Fields;4099584;
    Why do we even do this? Does anyone know?
    Here's a pretty good explanation:
    History & info - Daylight Saving Time, early adoption, U.S. law

    I don't know if it's still done just out of tradition, or as a way to save energy. But for me, it's like making a blanket longer by cutting a foot of fabric off of one end, and then sewing it to the other.
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    Re: Daylight Saving Time Ends!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ellen;4099589;
    But for me, it's like making a blanket longer by cutting a foot of fabric off of one end, and then sewing it to the other.
    What a description! We never change here and that is the cause of HUGE debates. Personally, I see it much this same way. "If it ain't broke, why fix it?"

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    Re: Daylight Saving Time Ends!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ellen;4099589;
    Here's a pretty good explanation:
    History & info - Daylight Saving Time, early adoption, U.S. law

    I don't know if it's still done just out of tradition, or as a way to save energy. But for me, it's like making a blanket longer by cutting a foot of fabric off of one end, and then sewing it to the other.
    Thank you, Ellen, for this informative article. I really like your blanket analogy.
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    Re: Daylight Saving Time Ends!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ellen;4099589;
    Here's a pretty good explanation:
    History & info - Daylight Saving Time, early adoption, U.S. law

    I don't know if it's still done just out of tradition, or as a way to save energy. But for me, it's like making a blanket longer by cutting a foot of fabric off of one end, and then sewing it to the other.
    You must be a morning person! I hope to heaven that I never find a time where I'm lamenting that 'hour that could have been' at 4:30 in the morning, while I love the picnicking/general outdoor fun after work opportunities that the 7:30-8:30 hour of extra light in the summer provide. I wouldn't mind if parts of the northeast hopped ahead two hours for three months of summer, because sun from 6:30-9:30 sounds truly glorious to me, but that will never happen.

    I don't know if Halloween was the reason to move the end of daylight savings to the first Sunday in November, but if it was, I think it's a good move-- more light on the roads for trick or treaters can't be a bad thing.

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