Monday, November 3, 2008


When we lived in Indiana, they did not spring forward or fall back. I don't know the technical term for what schedule they were on, I just knew that half of the year I was in Eastern time zone and the other half I was in Central. they have since changed that and now always stay in Eastern time. But when we moved to Montana, we had to start changing our clocks twice a year again.

I always get the bedroom clocks changed the night that time changes, and the computers do it by themselves. Which is a little creepy, but very convenient. The microwave and stove clock usually get changed sometime on Sunday, along with any television equipment that doesn't change by itself.

My watch usually doesn't get changed until later in the week when I'm sitting waiting for kids or in some boring meeting. And the laundry room clock was never changed in the spring, so now I don't have to change it.

But the van is a different story. I need to always know if I am on time or not, because I hate being late. So when I'm driving I need to know the exact time. I am not one to set a clock ahead just so everyone will be on time, I set the clocks according to the cell phone which is connected to a satellite, so it must be the right time. That way we know if we are late.

I have had the same van for over four years - maybe even five - hard to remember when I have resigned myself to driving a beast for the rest of my motherhood years. You would think that by now I would know how to change the clock, but every year I have to get out the manual and look it up. It is just not information I apparently need cluttering up my brain. So again, this morning, I was searching for how to change the van clock.

Are your clocks all set????


Heasleye said...

Yep! Changed all the clocks and my watch and the smoke alarm batteries on Saturday. Changed the car clocks on Sunday morning. One of my clocks has three screws that have to be taken out in order to take off the back cover. It's kind of a pain, so I go ahead and change the battery while I'm changing the time, so I hopefully won't have to open it up again anytime soon. I like clocks and I like them being accurate, too!

Deanne said...

Yep, all clocks have been changed. I did the household clocks the night before, and Ryan did the vehicles yesterday. We have this nifty clock in our room that changes itself (I don't understand how it 'knows', but it does). However, we bought it years ago, and when the dates of the time change were, um, changed to a few weeks different than usual, our nifty clock was left out of the loop. So, now it changes itself a week early! I have to be ready for it otherwise it can really mess us up!