Don't "Fall back" yet.................

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Shoreline New Hampshire & Maine

Because Daylight Savings Time doesn't officially start in those states that observe it until NEXT Sunday morning at 2:00 AM.

Those 'helpfull' folks in Congress (the ones with the 11% public approval rating ;-)) enacted an energy bill in 2005 that included extending Daylight Saving Time by about a month.

As of 2007, DST starts the second Sunday of March and ends on the first Sunday of November.

Here's the DST schedule for the next few years in case you want to get a head start:

2007: March 11 - Nov. 4
2008: March 9 - Nov. 2
2009: March 8 - Nov. 1
2010: March 14 - Nov. 7
2011: March 13 - Nov. 6

Understand that the sun, moon, and stars still keep to their regular schedule but timewise, starting next Sunday morning, it will be dark a bit longer in your mornings and stay light a bit longer in your evenings.

You also need to make sure and change your computer's internal clocks if they don't reset themselves automatically as most do, along with some of your household electronics and clocks.

The goverment's reasoning behind DST is that you will use less energy, i.e. electricity for lighting, if you have an extra hour or so of daylight in your evenings.

Posted by

Jim Lee , REALTOR®, Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)  RE/MAX Shoreline

100 Market St., Suite #200, , Portsmouth, NH 03801 Phone: (603) 431-1111 x3801

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Comments (7)

Peg Gilliland
Charlottesville Solutions - Charlottesville, VA
Broker, GRI, CDPE
At least it is not before Halloween this year! thanks for the update.
Oct 28, 2007 03:55 AM
Joeann Fossland
Advantage Solutions Group - Tucson, AZ
Master Certified Coach to Motivated Agents

Hi Jim!  Thanks for the schedule. We don't do this at all in AZ!!!! My husband, a surveyor, says we don't need an additional hour of sun in the summer!!!!

Oct 28, 2007 03:57 AM
Renée Donohue~Home Photography
Savvy Home Pix - Allegan, MI
Western Michigan Real Estate Photographer
I like the subject line :)  Thanks for this info, my sister and I had this debate last night and I won!! LOL!
Oct 28, 2007 04:10 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Thanks for the reminder, Jim. I'm glad they had extended DST this year and going forward.


Oct 28, 2007 04:12 AM
Dena Stevens
Rocky Mountain Realty - Canon City, CO
Putting The Real Into Realtor Since 2004
Yep, my bedside alarm clock couldn't handle it. And as far as saving energy I've heard a few say it ain't so. So much for the approval rating.
Oct 29, 2007 09:07 AM
Judy Tuscano
Prudential Verani Realty - Nottingham, NH
NH Real Estate Professional

Hi Jim,

I think the reason for DST is money. More light after work so we get out and go shopping. I wonder if there has been a survey to see if we spend more money in the summer vs. winter?

judy T

Nov 02, 2007 01:59 PM
Jay McGillicuddy
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty - Exeter, NH
Real Estate Broker
Hi Jim, this is also a great time to change those battery operated smoke alarms.
Nov 03, 2007 04:36 AM