We are sincerely hoping that our winter will end soon. It’s been hard on everyone. Officially Spring Forward in the United States starts at 2 am on Sunday, March 10th. It will end at 2 pm on Sunday, November 3rd. These times are Eastern Time. Thus begins Daylight Savings Time in the US. Tonight before I go to bed, I will be setting my clock ahead one hour.
Yes, you lose an hour of sleep but it’s still the weekend so you can rest your body by going to bed an hour earlier on Sunday night. It will give you an additional hour of sunlight around suppertime. Smart clocks and devices will automatically set themselves. In my house, we have several clocks we will have to change the old fashioned way.
Historically, Benjamin Franklin thought this was a great idea. However, it wasn’t acted upon until the Spring of 1918 in World War 1 and was meant to save on coal and last only during the war. The US government reinstated the practice in 1966. In 2007, the Department of Transportation expanded on the idea to last 65% of the year. They are responsible in the US for setting the change, which they say benefits the country by saving energy, cutting down on traffic accidents, and reducing the crime rate.
You would think it was a country-wide practice, but it’s not. Most of Arizona and Hawaii do not participate. American Samoa, Guan, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands do not change their time either.
Some people really enjoy having that extra hour of sunlight to do fun things outside. Are you one of them? I’m still waiting for Connecticut to melt.
On the other hand, I would love to see a later Florida sunset over Tampa Bay, sitting on the hotel balcony and watching the sun touch the water.
Susan Hanniford Crowley, Amazon Kindle Bestselling Author of Vampire Romance
Where love burns eternal and whispers in the dark!
NEW: Vampire Princess of New York, Arnhem Knights of New York, Book 2 available in Kindle! In Amazon Print! In Barnes and Noble Print!
Vampire King of New York, Arnhem Knights of New York, Book 1 now in Kindle and Print!
Vampire in the Basement, Vampires in Manhattan, Book 4 available in Kindle.
Poseidon’s Catch (mythology romance) available in Kindle.
Mrs. Bright’s Tea Room (steampunk romance) available in Kindle.
A Vampire for Christmas,Vampires in Manhattan, Book 3 available in Kindle.
The Stormy Love Life of Laura Cordelais, Vampires in Manhattan, Book 2 available in Kindle and Print and Barnes and Noble Print
When Love Survives, Vampires in Manhattan Book 1 available in Kindle and Print, Nook, Kobo and Smashwords and iBooks (on Apple devices).