Remember that Saturday tonight– technically Sunday morning– we set our clocks BACK by one hour, so that 1:59am actually happens twice in one day.
Daylight savings has to do with energy savings, particularly in old factories. By slightly adjusting the clock to account for the changes in the sunrise and sunset times, employers were able to save money on (then-very-expensive) heating and electricity. (Sorry, “Simpsons” fans: it has nothing to do with “stupid farmers”.)
So this Sunday on November 3rd, “Fall Back” your clocks one hour. This is the time change that we all love, because it gives us an extra hour of sleep!
With all the internet-linked clocks and watches, I don’t know that we’ll need to remember to do this for much longer. I will only need to reset my oven and microwave, as my clocks, watch, and phone all link to the internet and take care of it for me. Which items are you still manually resetting?