Does anybody really know what time it is?

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The change to daylight savings time is upon us again. Most of the country will move their clocks 1 hour forward starting Sunday morning. Here in the Phoenix area, we don’t change time, so for my part, I don’t have to do anything other than confirm that the time setting on all my electronic devices is still the same.


But because I have friends and family in many different states. I have to be aware that starting Sunday they are now 1 full hour later than they are today. This is sometimes a problem for them as well because when they think it is a good time to call, I might still be fast asleep.


It also means that my DVR may get confused and record The Three Stooges instead of Gilligan’s Island. I may never find out if the castaways get off the island. Although I am not sure why they want to get off the island, it looks like paradise.


I remember when then President Nixon signed the Emergency Daylight Saving Time Energy Conservation Act of 1973. Which placed the entire country on daylight savings time for 2 years. They claimed it saved energy. I am not sure it did, but I am sure it confused a lot of people and cost businesses a lot of money. It does make an interesting trivia question when you are playing with younger people.


For my part I kind of like the fact that Arizona doesn’t switch because every once in a while I like staying out after dark which is hard for me if the sun is up until 9:00 pm. Even worse, I hate going to bed when it is it is still daylight.


So don’t be offended if you call and I ask “What time is it where you are?” I don’t always know what time it is. Or what day for that matter.


Joe Domino is a Realtor® serving the Phoenix & Scottsdale metro area. You can follow Joe's real estate blog at From The Outside Looking In or find more great information by visiting his website at


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Joe Boylan
SpringsHomes - Colorado Springs, CO

I get tired of the back and forth. It just seems silly. I think Arizona is wise to not take part. Nice Post Joseph!

Mar 09, 2018 07:48 PM #1
Mary Jo Quay
Remax Results - Edina, MN
I Move You Home

My understanding is that is was for farmers, but cows don't seem to care. I'm confused all year long because I talk to people all over the country, and my besties are in NY, an hour ahead. My google calendar went berserk, and scheduled next week 2 hours ahead, won't let me change. I'm going to bed now to rest up for Sunday. 

Mar 09, 2018 07:55 PM #2
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

A great song by "Chicago", love your catchy Blog title, and so appropriate to Joseph Domino 480-390-6011!  'And does anybody really care (about time)' . . .  Here we do not change our clocks, and totally agree with you, that I like it that way.  I enjoy your sense of humor, just sayin' . . .  Allie

Mar 09, 2018 09:12 PM #3
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