Saturday, November 6, 2010

Goodbye Daylight Saving Time!

Little Merry Sunshine has mixed feelings about the end of Daylight Saving Time at 2am tomorrow (Sunday). On the one hand, we love the extra hour of sleep. On the other hand, we're not really a fan of just a couple of hours of daylight each day.

For the next 45 days, each day will get shorter, culminating with the Shortest Day of the Year on December 22nd, the Winter Solstice, when we will have 9 hours and 6 minutes of daylight
. The good news is that then each day will start to get longer as we move just a little closer to summer.

To help you remember to turn your clocks back tonight, we suggest setting an alarm clock for 2am and getting up to change all the clocks (don't forget your car!). If you don't set an alarm, you may sleep through it and then you'll be late for work or church. Don't say Little Merry Sunshine didn't warn you.

And while you're up at 2am, change the batteries in your smoke detectors. You might also want to practice your family's escape plan in case of fire, while you're up. It could save your life.

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