Don't Forget

  1. Don't Forget to set your clocks BACK one hour Saturday night!
    Aren't you supposed to change smoke detector batteries also?
    -Andrea
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  2. 13 Comments

  3. by   Roy Fokker
    interestingly, from 1945 to 1966, u.s. federal law did not address daylight saving time. states and localities were free to observe daylight saving time or not. this resulted in a patchwork where some areas observed dst while adjacent areas did not, and it was not unheard of to have to reset one's clock several times during a relatively short trip (e.g., bus drivers operating between west virginia, and ohio had to reset their watches seven times over 35 miles). arizona and hawaii are the only two us states to not observe dst.

    there is also an insane amount of confusion in indiana because of dst - as the time zone lines splits the state in two - some counties don't follow while some do. iirc, indiana voted to begin observing dst in 2006. if i also recall correctly, the time zone status of the state is under review.

    i barely get to sleep 4 hours a night. i welcome this added hour :d
  4. by   SmilingBluEyes
    God I miss Arizona.
  5. by   dianah
    Interesting, Roy. I had no idea it was law in 48 states!! Too bad. Wish it wasn't.

    Hope you get some rest/sleep tonight. Sleepytime tea???
  6. by   Roy Fokker
    Quote from dianah
    Interesting, Roy. I had no idea it was law in 48 states!! Too bad. Wish it wasn't.
    Yet another way the Feds try and impose nonsense... allthough IIRC, any State which wishes to be exempt can simply pass a law stating as such (but it has to exclude entire State).

    Also starting in 2007 - in accordance with the Energy Policy Act of 2005 - DST will be extended. In 2007, it will start on Second Sunday of March (instead of Last Sunday of April) and end First Sunday of November (instead of Last Sunday of Cotober).

    Quote from dianah
    Hope you get some rest/sleep tonight. Sleepytime tea???
    Still wide awake. And the only "tea" I'm having at the moment is some good whisky while listening to an odd mix of music going from old albums of Scorpions to stuff by Pat Metheny and Jeff Beck.
  7. by   Gompers
    Yuck, I have to work tomorrow night. I always seem to end up working the 13-hour night!!! It's not so much the extra hour that bugs me - it's that it screws everything up for nursing breaks and patient's medication and feeding schedules.

    We're having a pot-luck to celebrate our misery.
  8. by   perfectbluebuildings
    good idea Gompers!!! (the party)

    I work tonight, too, and I was wondering how it works. Guess I will learn...

    Everyone else enjoy the extra sleep!!
  9. by   Katnip
    I just read an article about either Illinois or Indiana (don't remember which) doesn't enforce DST. Some counties are one, and others are not. There are towns there that are divided as well. The schools operate on one time, the firehouse another. It's really confusing.
  10. by   Gompers
    Quote from cyberkat
    I just read an article about either Illinois or Indiana (don't remember which) doesn't enforce DST. Some counties are one, and others are not. There are towns there that are divided as well. The schools operate on one time, the firehouse another. It's really confusing.
    That's Indiana. I believe they are going to change that next year though, so that the whole state is on the same time. It did sound terribly confusing!

    Rayrae - we try to keep the patients on the same medication and feeding schedules even during daylight savings time changes. We basically keep everything on time, except for the actual time change hours. I mean, we don't go changing feeding and medication times since we'll be adding an hour (or skipping one in the spring) - it just makes for too much trouble to re-time everything. So in the spring, we'll do things a half hour early around the time of the time change, and in the fall we'll do things a half an hour late. That way, things don't get too complicated.
  11. by   RainDreamer
    I think I'll just leave my clocks alone tonight
  12. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I remember many times, watching the clocks go backward during a LONG nightshift, sometime after 2 a.m. I really wanted to cry. SO GLAD I AM OFF TONIGHT! Hallelujah.
  13. by   perfectbluebuildings
    Yup... that was a LONG shift. How can one extra hour be so long? I dunno...

    At our hospital they just stopped all the clocks at 1 a.m. and then started them up again after an hour. I got a new patient around that time and their parents were still awake and confused... "hey, our clock is stopped! what time IS it??" and started arguing a bit with each other

    I was very glad to get home. It is nice, though, to see the sun shining earlier in the day.
  14. by   Jessy_RN
    Can you believe I have been so out of tune this weekend I forgot all about this. My cell phone has an hour and house clocks another. Thanks for the reminder.

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