3/9/14...Change your clocks - Change Your Batteries...

 

Sometime this week... Pick up batteries for all your devices you depend upon to monitor your health and/or protect your family's health, safety and well being...and next Saturday before bedtime, change batteries in all your gadgets before you change your clocks...if you happen to live in an area where the clocks don't change, just change your batteries... smoke detectors, CO monitors, etc... you know the drill...

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone6 + Navigon*
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Good Advice!

Thanks for the reminder!

Not until Spring gets here,

Not until spring gets here, and since we had another 6 inches of snow last night in Chicago spring is a long way off. I bet we still have snow on the ground in June at this rate.

I was thinking...

more like the fourth of July before the snow is all gone.

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Garmin Nuvi 765T, Garmin Drive 60LM

Thanks

Thank you for the reminder.

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Val - Nuvi 785t and Streetpilot C340

Thanks for the reminder.

Thanks for the reminder. Changing all the clocks and watches I have around my home has always been a chore. There's got to be around 3 dozen time pieces ineed to change and sync.

kch50428 wrote: Sometime

kch50428 wrote:

Sometime this week... Pick up batteries for all your devices you depend upon to monitor your health and/or protect your family's health, safety and well being...and next Saturday before bedtime, change batteries in all your gadgets before you change your clocks...if you happen to live in an area where the clocks don't change, just change your batteries... smoke detectors, CO monitors, etc... you know the drill...

Thanks for the reminder! This is going to be interesting, my wife just gave birth to our son (5 weeks early....) losing an extra hour of sleep is not going to be fun!

OK

Will do. smile

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Bob: My toys: Nüvi 1390T, Droid X2, Nook Color (rooted), Motorola Xoom, Kindle 2, a Yo-Yo and a Slinky. Gotta have toys.

Maybe...

Wow! That's six days away. I will try to remember. Maybe write a note to myself.

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Tuckahoe Mike - Nuvi 3490LMT, Nuvi 260W, iPhone X, Mazda MX-5 Nav

Thanks for the info....

Very helpful.

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RKF (Bethesda, MD) Garmin Nuvi 660, 360 & Street Pilot

Thanks

I can't believe it is time to change the clocks again. Time seems to speed by.

Thanks for reminding me.

Thanks for reminding me. This would have slipped my mind.

Thanks

Thanks for the reminder.

Just a thought, we are on DST from 3/9 to 11/2, when we go back to normal time. That's almost 8 months. So 2/3 of the year we are on DST and 1/3 on normal time.
What is normal? Is DST the new normal? rolleyes

That means

Heading off to work in the dark again.

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It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible. ----George Washington

a GREAT reminder for

a GREAT reminder for everyone in the USA!

DST

MikeG1 wrote:

Thanks for the reminder.

Just a thought, we are on DST from 3/9 to 11/2, when we go back to normal time. That's almost 8 months. So 2/3 of the year we are on DST and 1/3 on normal time.
What is normal? Is DST the new normal? rolleyes

My thoughts precisely...am I the only one who hates DST?? Why can't we leave 'time' alone? DST was 'invented' to help farmers harvest long before modern technological farm equipment available today . . .
just ranting.

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Nuvi 660

Don't trust....

I live in Arizona and have a Verizon phone. It wouldn't be the first time that the "network provided" time goes wrong for a couple of days. We don't go to daylight savings here but Verizon has forgotten that a few times in the past, creating havoc and shifting all future appointments by one hour. I found it safer to switch the "network provided values" off a few days until "they" get it right.

Love / Hate

I love DST for the fact that it stays light so late in the evening. I hate DST initially because I go back to getting up for work in the pitch dark. After a while it gets back to being lighter again and then I like it a lot. Those long evenings with sunlight are great.

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GPSMAP 76CSx - nüvi 760 - nüvi 200 - GPSMAP 78S

Geez

Is it that time already? Feels like we just turned them back. I do like DST better.

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2019.30 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

Thanks. I always use 10 year

Thanks. I always use 10 year batteries in my alarms.

Thanks

Thanks for the reminder.

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Larry - Nuvi 680, Nuvi 1690, Nuvi 2797LMT

It's time

Thanks for the reminder!

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Nuvi 2595LMT

Thanks for reminding us.

Thanks for reminding us. Maybe one day we can just leave the time as it is and not have to make the change.

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an94

spelling...

One of the worst things about Daylight Saving Time is all the people who add an extra letter s onto the word Saving when they say it...

Yes, things of this sort do annoy me. I hate radio adds for "jew-le-ry" stores. The word is jewelry - not jewlerey. I also am annoyed by people who say real-a-tor. The word is realtor - not relator.

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GPSMAP 76CSx - nüvi 760 - nüvi 200 - GPSMAP 78S

Worst time of the year

Like many others, I hate the beginning of Daylight Saving Time, aka spring forward.

But it is a good reminder that if I don't change my clocks I will be off by an hour compared to those around me.

backwards

LennyD51 wrote:

My thoughts precisely...am I the only one who hates DST?? Why can't we leave 'time' alone? DST was 'invented' to help farmers harvest long before modern technological farm equipment available today . . .
just ranting.

You have that one backwards - the farmers are on your side! In the US, DST was first adopted due to war, not farming. If it really gets under your skin, there are states like Az and Hi that don't observe DST - and living in Hawaii wouldn't suck...

All about DST...

-Nomad- wrote:
LennyD51 wrote:

My thoughts precisely...am I the only one who hates DST?? Why can't we leave 'time' alone? DST was 'invented' to help farmers harvest long before modern technological farm equipment available today . . .
just ranting.

You have that one backwards - the farmers are on your side! In the US, DST was first adopted due to war, not farming. If it really gets under your skin, there are states like Az and Hi that don't observe DST - and living in Hawaii wouldn't suck...

For this information, you should check out this following site:

www.timeanddate.com/time/dst/history.html

Good information about DST!

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Bobkz - Garmin Nuvi 3597LMTHD/2455LMT/C530/C580- "Pain Is Fear Leaving The Body - Semper Fidelis"

Bring on the Spring!

Bring on the Spring!

Really? DST? I thought it

Really? DST? I thought it was still winter!

keep it

MikeG1 wrote:

Thanks for the reminder.

Just a thought, we are on DST from 3/9 to 11/2, when we go back to normal time. That's almost 8 months. So 2/3 of the year we are on DST and 1/3 on normal time.
What is normal? Is DST the new normal? rolleyes

As far as I'm concerned it's just a pain you know where. Change it one way or the other and keep it there.

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Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there's a 90% probability you'll get it wrong.

seems like

[quoteoymd]Thanks. I always use 10 year batteries in my alarms.

A good way to forget when to change them!

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Using Android Based GPS.The above post and my sig reflects my own opinions, expressed for the purpose of informing or inspiring, not commanding. Naturally, you are free to reject or embrace whatever you read.

It can't be Spring yet, it

It can't be Spring yet, it snowed this morning here in Chicago!

...

I really wish they'd get rid of DST. Technology is improving but apparently the law / society is not.

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Michael (Nuvi 2639LMT)

We know the drill, but being

We know the drill, but being nudged always helps!

I am glad to finally spring ahead. Hopefully the warmer weather will follow!

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Maps -> Wife -> Garmin 12XL -> StreetPilot 2610 -> Nuvi 660 (blown speaker) -> Nuvi 3790LMT

If you follow the "change your battery" routine...

... you would be changing them too soon in March (4 months vs 6 months), and not soon enough in November (8 months vs 6 months).

Would we better off adding a third change (say, 4th of July), making it a 4-month cycle?

I want my hour back!

No sleep makes me cranky!

Thanks for the reminder though. smile

what am I missing

why were we supposed to change batteries in smoke detectors, etc.? I'm probably missing something totally obvious, but can somebody explain why batteries have to be replaced when DST begins? I didn't do it, and fully expect the devices to still work.

Changes

Change them when the Time changes and your batteries will be changed twice a year and you won't have to wake up to that annoying chirping in the middle of the night.

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Frank Nuvi 3597LMT 37.322760, -79.511267

It was quite a chore twice a

It was quite a chore twice a year to change our large collection of wall clocks throughout our house along with my large collection of watches, but forgot to get new batteries for the smoke alarms. I'll have to remember tomorrow.

Thanks

Thanks for the reminder!

Ugggg! The time change is

Ugggg! The time change is here. Wish they would pick a timezone and leave it. DST would be my preference smile.

Ugg

I have an auto-changing clock, but it is hard-set to the old times. So it doesn't automatically change now.

So Much Nicer....

When it's lighter later !

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RKF (Bethesda, MD) Garmin Nuvi 660, 360 & Street Pilot

I thought

phranc wrote:

Change them when the Time changes and your batteries will be changed twice a year and you won't have to wake up to that annoying chirping in the middle of the night.

I thought the batteries in all those devices lasted more than a year. Are there any that really need more frequent changing?

All done. Thanks

All done. Thanks

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John B - Garmin 765T

Got 'Em All

At least I think I did… Time will tell, so to speak.

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Tuckahoe Mike - Nuvi 3490LMT, Nuvi 260W, iPhone X, Mazda MX-5 Nav

Reminds me of all those

Reminds me of all those things I no longer have to do here in AZ like I did in Chicago.
Mowing the lawn, shoveling snow, fighting the traffic. no clock adjustment.

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zeaflal wrote:

I thought the batteries in all those devices lasted more than a year. Are there any that really need more frequent changing?

If you know that's the case with yours...then only do it yearly...otherwise, changing them more often doesn't hurt... Better safe than sorry...

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone6 + Navigon*

Got messy - again

It got messy again, shifting all my future appointments by one hour. Something to do with mismatch(es) between the time zones of the phone itself, Google calendar, and Verizon. I had to spend the time to reset all appointments - what a pain!!!

I go through that twice a year and spend enough energy fixing the calendar to deny any advantage to DLT (which we don't use here anyway!)

I'm With You

sunsetrunner wrote:

Ugggg! The time change is here. Wish they would pick a timezone and leave it. DST would be my preference smile.

I would be perfectly fine with that, too. smile

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2019.30 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

I've already..

...done it. (Some as early as Friday night.)

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It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible. ----George Washington
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