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Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 3/12/2011 9:09 AM (GMT -6)   
 
 
  It is that time again. Time to spring forward!
 
1. Set your clocks ahead by 1 hour.
 
2. Replace the batteries in your fire alarms.
 
3. Check the date on your fire extinguishers.
TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood

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Ravenmoon
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   Posted 3/12/2011 9:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the reminder!!!! I thought it was next week!!! LOL!

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 3/12/2011 9:47 AM (GMT -6)   
 
      Arrived at work 5:00am this morning, .....tomorrow is going to be rough to get here that early! shocked
 
      SE wink

Blessedx8
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   Posted 3/12/2011 11:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Yep, tomorrow's going to be extra rough. :)

Thanks for the reminder, Dani.

--Tina
Main Health Issues: Dysautonomia/POTS; CFS/Fibro; Chronic Pain (back issues, migraines, carpal tunnel, among other things); Chronic Hypertension; Hypothyroidism and Hypoadrenalism; Mixed Sleep Apnea (on BiPap); Depression/Anxiety; Vitamin D Deficiency.

momtofourangels
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   Posted 3/12/2011 10:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the reminder Dani.

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Loretta
Dx: osteoarthritis, bursitis in left hip, Osteoarthrits in right hip, compression fracture in thoracic spine due to falling on frozen ground March 2001 , ddd, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, osteoarthritis in spine, osteoarthritis in both knees

Chutz
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   Posted 3/13/2011 1:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Already??? I used to be the end of April, then earlier in April. Isn't this March?!!? And I never have understood the actual saving in all of this. I'm thinking about all it does for me is get me to dust the clocks off at least twice a year. Better than never I guess.. idea Here are a couple of fun things I found on DST (sounds like a new social disease when abbreviated)

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In November 2007, Laura Cirioli of North Carolina gave birth to Peter at 1:32 a.m. and, 34 minutes later, to Allison. However, because Daylight Saving Time reverted to Standard Time at 2:00 a.m., Allison was born at 1:06 a.m.

(Sort of strange having the second born twin being born before the first one)
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Fun fact: The idea was first floated back in 1784 by one Benjamin Franklin. While minister of France he wrote the essay "An Economical Project for Diminishing the Cost of Light." The idea failed to see the light of day until practically 100 years later, when the U.S. railroads instituted a standardized time for their train schedules. That time change was imposed nationally during the first World War to conserve energy, but was repealed after the war ended. It became the national time again during World War II.

After that, it was a free-for-all of states deciding if they wanted it, and when it would start and end. Congress finally enacted the Uniform Time Act in 1966, which decreed that if a state chose to opt in to daylight saving, it had to be at the same time as everyone else.
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Hound-Dog
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   Posted 3/13/2011 1:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the reminder Dani.Even though I knew it was coming, I would have gone to bed and totally forgot unless I'd decided to check the HW site before bed....Bonus,we get to take our pain meds an hour earlier (body clock wise) tomorrow.The bad part is we will pay it back in the fall when the clocks go back an hour.

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 3/13/2011 10:29 AM (GMT -6)   
 
     Good fun facts on DST Chutz!
 
          I clearly remember it being enacted in 1966, as my Dad was upset about it and made fun of the idea.
 
   He was a farmer and thought it was silly.
 
         SE wink

Chutz
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   Posted 3/14/2011 12:56 AM (GMT -6)   
I agree with your Dad, SE. Over the years the facts haven't shown much, if any benefit for DST. Some states don't even participate including Arizona, Indiana and Hawaii. I think that farmers are some of the smartest and wisest people in our country. IMHO~~

Chutz
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