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It's that time of year again...to "Fall Back," turn the clock "back" and get our hour back!


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I just love this time of year.  The colors, light and leaves are on fire, in their last hoorah before winter arrives.  Also, we get that hour back that we lost when we "sprang forward" for daylight savings in the Spring. I just miss that hour of sleep ALL year!


fire soot puffback damage help emergency clean up insurance bronxville ny 10708Before you go to bed this Saturday night, Nov 2nd, turn those clocks back by an hour.  Remember that we "Spring forward" an hour each Spring and "Fall Back" at this time of year.  But, times change and we're a month off for both spring and fall time change, as of 2005 (read more below).


You can read below about a so-called energy savings measure that extended the months we spring or fall in and out of daylight savings, below!  Actually, it's really a 2am time change for weekend night owls, but unless you are up that late...it's best to do it at bedtime the night before!


fire soot puffback damage help clean up insurance wet basement  bronxville ny 10708Also, it's a great time to answer the National Fire Prevention folks call to CHANGE YOUR FIRE DETECTOR BATTERIES, too.  Who doesn't get annoyed by chirping batteries.  

Also, we respond to a lot of home and business fires that are tragic, so be SURE to put a detector outside each bedroom and on all floors in your property!


My husband's fav country station online sent out this reminder, too.  So, our household has them to thank because 1)  I listen to rock and jazz; and, 2)  We forgot in was a November time change, AGAIN.  Hope it helps and enjoy that extra hour to sleep tomorrow and through winter!


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The Energy Policy Act of 2005 extended the daylight savings time window from Spring to Fall by a month.  Instead of Springing forward in April, today it's in late March -- around my birthday...yawn!  Getting up in the dark just bites, especially having turned big 5-0 this spring!


fire soot puffback damage help emergency clean up insurance bronxville ny 10708In the Fall, we don't turn back the clock in October, but it's now early November, depending on the year.  Either way, there are arguments about this bill, passed by then President George Bush, on whether energy savings were achieved by longer hours.




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Comments (4)

Elite Home Sales Team
Elite Home Sales Team OC - Corona del Mar, CA
A Tenacious and Skilled Real Estate Team

I promise I will fall back.  Have a great day.

Nov 02, 2013 02:34 AM
Janis Borgueta
Newburgh, NY
Retired RE Salesperson

No choice Hillary, but as far as saving energy?? I don't think so . I just need to turn on the lights earlier in the evening so I can see to cook dinner. YUCK!!

Nov 02, 2013 02:50 AM
Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

I'm not happy about it getting darker earlier, but I am happy to get an additional hour. - Debbie

Nov 02, 2013 05:14 AM
Hillary Sheperd
Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon - Scarsdale, NY
Co-Owner ~ Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon, NY

Hey, Elite Homes...glad to be of help if you, like us and our household, needed that quick Sat. reminder.  It always helps to have hints, especially for those Sunday open houses you have to get up for, right?


Janis:  We AGREE and both miss the light and long, balmy evenings already, I'll bet.  On the energy front, Congress was looking at the higher gas / oil prices in 2004-05 and thought we needed more light longer, so we'd turn the lights off sooner in spring and keep them off longer in the Fall.  Apparently, iut hasn't really worked, especially for those of us cooking on gas stoves on the dark side of the house.


Thanks Debbie ~ we love that extra hour that's for sure, but less light in the a.m. and p.m. can be a bummer, especially through our colder days in Winter.  Ah, well...time to light the fireplace and hunker down for the holidays.


Nov 03, 2013 01:44 AM