Don't Forget.......

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Daylight Saving Time is coming to an end tomorrow. This means you will have to set your clocks back one hour and return to Standard Time on Sunday, November 2nd at 2 a.m. or if you don't want to wake up at 2 a.m. on Sunday Novemeber 2nd, just turn your clocks back 1 hour before going to bed tonite (11/01/08).

If it seems like we're a little later than usual in setting back the clocks, you're right. Daylight Saving Time (DST) was actually extended by an entire month (originally, the bill was written to extend Daylight Savings Time by 2 months) this year as a result of the Energy Policy Act, enacted in 2005 and first went into affect last year. If the change proves to be widely unpopular, or if the energy savings aren't significant, Congress did retain the right to revert back to the old dates.

This is a great time to perform important tasks around the house, including:

· Resetting automatic lights and sprinklers to standard time operation.

· Checking fire extinguishers and testing smoke detectors.

· Restocking first-aid kits and emergency supplies.

· Changing important passwords and personal identification numbers (PINs).

· Rotating tires and inspecting the spare.

It's important to remember that since DST was extended you will want to double-check your electronic devices such as; your cell phone, T.V, Computers etc... to confim that the time is correct. In fact you may have to change the time manually.



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