Again With Our Clocks? Yep, It’s Daylight Savings Time This Weekend!
It's coming! This weekend! It's time to wander around our homes this weekend on Saturday night before bed and start adjusting all the clocks that we have scattered about. That means the stove, the microwave, that old vhs player you still have, and even the clock in your vehicle is going to need some fixing so you aren't wondering why everyone is on a different time schedule than you are when Monday roles around!
What Is Daylight Savings Time? Where Did It Come From?
Dayllight savings time according to Wikipedia, is defined as:
Daylight saving time (DST), also referred to as daylight savings time or daylight time (United States, Canada, and Australia), or summer time (United Kingdom, European Union, and others), is the practice of advancing clocks (typically by one hour) during warmer months so that darkness falls at a later clock time. The typical implementation of DST is to set clocks forward by one hour in the spring ("spring forward"), and to set clocks back by one hour in the fall ("fall back") to return to standard time. As a result, there is one 23-hour day in early spring and one 25-hour day in the middle of autumn.
It was first presented in 1784 by Benjamin Franklin in a somewhat satirical form stating: "waking up earlier in the summer would economize on candle usage; and calculated considerable savings."
Get To It This Weekend!
In Montana, this coming weekend on March 12th is the official date in which we will "spring forward" on our clocks. As you head to bed on Saturday night, set those clocks one hour ahead to adjust for the time change. Another great thing to check when setting those clocks is your fire alarm detectors. Make sure those batteries are in working order. It's also another great time and reminder to check your furnace and air conditioning filters to make sure they are up to date.