Welcome to Wednesday
Just a gentle reminder – Don’t forget to spring forward this weekend and set your clocks ahead one hour. Just thinking about DST, I found some interesting trivia to share with you.
Yes, it is coming. It happens this weekend. At 2:00 a.m. March 12th, our clocks will “spring forward” and we will officially enter Daylight Saving Time, or lose one hour of sleep until we can get it back November 5th.
Here are some things you should know about Daylight Saving Time:
- It is not plural, it is singular. It is ‘saving’ not saving’s or savings.
- Since 2007, daylight saving time begins on the second Sunday of March and ends on the first Sunday of November.
- It was not started to help out America’s farmers. It was first used in 1908 in Thunder Ba, Ontario, Canada. It was popularized by the Germans during World War * to help conserve coal. Daylight saving time became a national standard in the United States in 1966 when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Uniform Time Act, which was established as a way to conserve energy. The thinking was if it’s light out longer, that’s less time you’ll need to use the lights in your house.
- Currently, Hawaii and Arizona are the only two U.S. states that do not observe daylight saving time.
- Seven states — Alabama, Arkansas, Nevada, Oregon, Tennessee, Washington and Florida — have approved legislation to make daylight saving time permanent. However, these states still need the OK from Congress to enact the change.
- Although the starting and ending dates may vary, Daylight Saving Time is used in over 70 countries worldwide and affects over one billion people every year.
- In 2022, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved a bill called the “Sunshine Protection Act”, which would permanently extend daylight saving time from eight months of the year to the full 12 months. However, the measure has not yet been passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, nor has it been signed into law by President Biden.
In any event, stay on time and don’t be late and don’t forget to move your clocks ahead one hour this weekend.
Bringing It Home:
The Team at Vandenack Weaver Truhlsen understands we are always looking for more time. We also realize that having a plan and your affairs in order can help save time. It may take some time to create a plan and put it into motion. Don’t ignore it just because it is going to take too much time. Take the time to contact Vandenack Weaver Truhlsen and let our professionals use their time to help you realize the true value of your time.
Have a great rest of the week. Sure would be nice if the weather would spring forward along with the time!