Daylight Saving Time – Here We Go Again Again...

 

SAN ANGELO, TX – Daylight Saving Time begins early Sunday morning and with the twice-a-year headache comes the traditional setting of the clocks throughout the house.  

Do we really need to continue the Daylight Saving Time practice?  

In the early 1900s countries began observing DST as a way to save energy but time has shown that didn't work. 

Daylight Saving Time (DST) is the practice of setting the clocks forward one hour from standard time during the summer months, and back again in the fall, in order to make better use of natural daylight according to timeanddate.com.  

Proposals to stay on standard time or move to full-time DST appear on the legislative agenda in the United States nearly every clock change. Since 2015, more than 200 daylight saving bills and resolutions have been introduced in almost every state across the US, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Several US states are have passed bills in favor of permanent DST. However, they need congressional approval to abolish the time change. For this to happen, Congress first has to pass a federal law allowing states to observe DST year-round, because today's law only allows states to forgo DST.

But for now, DST is the law of the land.  Unfortunately.  

If you're like most people, you will set your clocks forward one hour before you go to bed Saturday night.  

If you're like me, you'll wake up in the early morning hours and check your phone to make sure you set your clocks right. 

And if you are a tad bit OCD, you can stay up until 2 a.m. Sunday, turn on all the lights in the house and set the clocks forward at the official time change time. 

Or you can wait til Sunday morning after coffee and go around the house with your phone and set all your clocks then.  Either way, be sure to change all your clocks so you won't early for brunch or church Sunday...or late...

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