Prepare To ‘Spring Forward': Daylight Saving Time Returns
Rejoice Casper, because we are about to get more daylight! This Sunday, March 10th, 2019, we spring forward (see also: lose an hour of sleep for the greater good) at 2:00 am.
This is an excellent time to check things in the home, like smoke detectors (and not just the batteries, often the entire unit needs to be replaced), fire extinguishers and even replacing light bulbs.
Also, it's a good time to review (or in some cases, create) a family emergency plan. Good items to have on it are:
- Emergency Contact Information
- Emergency Numbers (Fire, Police, Ambulance, Family Doctor)
- First Aid Kit Locations
- Where To Meet In The Event of An Emergency
- Plans For Pets
Daylight Saving Time will resume on Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 at 2:00 am. If you have trouble remembering which way the clocks go (forward or back), always remember "spring forward" and "fall back".
If you are stickler for semantics, you can remind people that technically it's Daylight Saving Time, not Daylight Savings Time (with an "S"), although the later is more widely used in American speech.