Spring Forward: March 13th

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Real Estate Agent with Cherry Creek Properties, LLC

Spring Forward: March 13th

Don't forget to set your clocks ahead ONE HOUR on Sunday, March 13th.Daylight Savings Time

Gaining an hour of daylight is great news, but losing an hour of sleep...well, the jury is still out on that one!  In my house, getting your EIGHT hours of sleep is a BIG deal!

So, why do we "SPRING FORWARD" every year?  Why not maintain STANDARD time all year 'round?  Here are some of the suggested benefits of DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME:

  • Daylight is better used in the evenings when we are awake and participating in activities with family and friends (vs. mornings when we are typically sleeping anyway)
  • Reduced road accidents and injuries (because we can better see where we are going and what's in our way)
  • Less "artificial" light is needed for evening activities because we have natural light

OK, so there are some GOOD reasons for daylight savings time.  I'll get my hour back in the fall!  :-)

 

For more information and facts about Daylight Savings Time, please click on the hyperlink.

 

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Christopher Taylor
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Here I am complaining about how tires I am and the powers that be want me to lose another hour of sleep.

Mar 02, 2011 12:08 AM #1
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Melissa Zavala
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Already. I cannot believe it. Gosh, I really need time to move more slowly.

Mar 02, 2011 12:08 AM #2
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Peg Barcelo
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Donna, in the province next to us, Saskatchewan, they do not 'do' daylight savings time. I wish we would adopt that thought process in our province. Originally, I heard, it was to help the farmers when they had to get up early to do chores etc. but nowadays everyone has electricity!

Mar 02, 2011 12:13 AM #3
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Krista Lombardi
Prudential Calfornia Realty - San Diego, CA

I'm so excited!  More sun, more warmth, summer is soon, we even get to show houses later!  Yay!

Mar 02, 2011 12:19 AM #4
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Cameron Novak
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What makes you think you lose an hour of sleep when you set your clock forward???  Go to bed an hour early!

Mar 02, 2011 12:34 AM #5
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Teral McDowell
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Soooo very ready to Spring forward and have an extra hour of daylight; come on March 13th.

Mar 02, 2011 01:04 AM #6
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Robin Dampier REALTOR®
Coldwell Banker King - Hendersonville, NC
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I am soooo ready for "spring forward" and have always enjoyed having later daylight hours.

Sue of Robin and Sue

Mar 02, 2011 01:17 AM #7
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Pamela Seley, REALTOR®
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Glad to hear spring forward is here already. Winter went by fast. Like you, I don't like missing the hour of sleep. oh well, until the fall...

Mar 02, 2011 01:55 AM #8
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Roger D. Mucci
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Hard to believe it's here already...............I don't think I'd know how to act if I got 8 hours of sleep.  5 to 6 is maximum for me.

Mar 02, 2011 05:26 AM #9
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Charita Cadenhead
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Is daylight savings time earlier these days?

Mar 02, 2011 05:39 AM #10
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Debbie Gartner
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Wow, I can't believe we are almost up to that again.  Spring is really coming.  Sad abt that hour.  Historically, BTW, the day after losing 1 hr, car accidents increase so be careful.

Mar 02, 2011 06:28 AM #11
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Cindy Edwards
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It seems like we just turned our clocks back!!!

Mar 02, 2011 08:25 AM #12
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Tish Lloyd
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Already sending out our snail mail to welcome Spring Forward!

Mar 02, 2011 08:40 AM #13
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Liz and Bill Spear
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It'll be hear before we know it.  Just another spring sign :)

Mar 02, 2011 08:58 AM #14
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Donna Foerster
Cherry Creek Properties, LLC - Parker, CO
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Hello Christopher~ I feel the same way.  Maybe we both need to get one of those "i-renew" magnetic bracelets!

Good Morning Melissa~ I could use an extra 24 hours without ringing phones, not new emails and no one standing in my office asking me questions.

Hey Peg~ They don't do it in Arizona either. 

Hi Krista~ It does make it much easier to show homes!  So many people are only available in the evenings!

OK Cameron, if I go to bed early I don't lose any sleep, but then I lose an other of my day to get things done!

I am ready for Spring and sunny warm days too, Teral.  It'll be here before we know it!

You are not alone Sue.  I think most of us are anxious for Spring!

Mar 02, 2011 11:26 AM #15
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Donna Foerster
Cherry Creek Properties, LLC - Parker, CO
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Good Morning Pamela~ Guess we just have to take the good with the bad.  I do appreciate having more daylight!

Good for you Roger! I have to have my EIGHT hours, or watch out world!

I believe you are right Charita.  I think the moved it to March from April.  Not 100% sure.  Wanna Google it?

It usually takes me about a week to adjust to the time change, Debbie.  Guess I'm not the only one.

Too true Cindy!

Good thinking Tish!  A gentle reminder is helpful.

Hi Bliz~ All the signs are there...flowers blooming, baseball starting...it's getting closer and closer!

Mar 02, 2011 11:33 AM #16
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Thanks for the reminder!!!  :)  And so sooon?

Mar 02, 2011 11:57 AM #17
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Donna Foerster
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Hello Chris~ I'm ready for Spring, aren't you?

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