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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Time for a Change?

Folks living in most U.S. states changed clocks to "fall back" an hour this past weekend on Sunday, Nov. 4, at 2 a.m. for Daylight Savings Time (DST). There' s lots of pros and cons (mostly cons) about this twice yearly process.

I wondered how many timepieces, fellow bloggers had to manually change last weekend. 

Former homeowners, we now live in a converted mill apt, where we have no shortage of clocks. Out reset tally was just over 20 clocks which included appliances, clock radios, cordless phone, wall clocks, wristwatches and vehicles. Thankfully, the smart phones, tablets, desktop PCs, and Fitbit updated themselves.)

Here's our breakdown. 

There were 4 kitchen clocks reset: stove, microwave, coffee maker, and wall clock (the oldest in this group at +20 years).
The living room (top ↓ image) included 4 on our "wall of clocks" a reference to living here at Clocktower Place. One in this group is from my late mother's kitchen; one was a recycle rescue and the others were bought new. The clock on the bottom left is on the outer porch; the firefighter's clock in the PC room was a retirement gift from Grenville's years in service.
In the bedroom, there were 3 more to be reset: an alarm clock on each nightstand and a cordless phone on mine. 
Almost finished, but couldn't forget 2 small mantel clocks on shelves in the dining room and guest bathroom. (The clock on the left was a gift from almost 20 years ago; the one on the right was a thrift store "find" 2 years ago.)
If you've been counting along, the total is now at 15 with 4 more added to include my wristwatches and Grenville's (not shown). One of these watches had a dead battery, no resetting needed for that one.
Finally, there were 2 digital dashboard clocks reset in each of our cars which are older without auto updating. We use a pen tip to reset both.

Earlier, I made reference to our current residence, called Clocktower Place, which is a former textile mill now converted to "apartment homes." The building has 2 tower clocks, which are maintained and manually reset twice yearly by the maintenance staff.
Your turn — How many timepieces did you manually reset in your home?

14 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

You certainly outdo us. I guess we don't like clocks quite as much as you. I don't recall seeing a thermostat in there. Is yours self-updating?

Sandra said...

you beat us, we only had 11. I forgot to change my kindle e reader until I glanced down while reading and realized it was wrong a few days after the time change

Valerie said...

I have recently reduced the number of clocks in order to avoid the excess of the twice-yearly game change the time. I did hear a whisper that the whole idea was seriously being thought of as ceasing. Where have I heard THAT before?!

Doris said...

That's a lot of clocks. We never bother changing the coffee pot or the microwave clocks. We have two clocks that I haven't changed yet (one on a shelf in the family room and one on a wall in the hallway) and the alarm clock in our bedroom hasn't been changed yet either! Guess we all rely on our cell phones for time....thankfully they change themselves. The clock on the oven is changed....the kids look at that one so it's important to get it changed ;-)

Silver Willow said...

only had six. Won't miss that when we move to AZ!

Emma Springfield said...

I reset my alarm clock. My son reset the wall clock in the living room and the clock in the Jeep. All the rest of our clocks automatically reset.

Connie said...

I think our total came in at 11. We don't have any excuse for not being on time, do we? Ha!

Nil @ The Little House by the Lake said...

I had to reset 5 clocks. I didn't reset my wrist watch, because I rarely wear it.

mamasmercantile said...

9 was our total, we turned ours back a couple of weeks ago here in the UK.

possum said...

Hmmm, let's see, 5 clocks, the Bose radio cuz it turns on automatically at 7 AM, one in the van, one watch- all the rest are automatic. I don't own a microwave, and I keep the coffee maker unplugged until I use it.

William Kendall said...

An alarm clock, a microwave, and my place's central heating monitor. Other devices all adjusted themselves.

I didn't happen to look at the Peace Tower clock the morning after to see if it had been changed.

Red said...

I had counted 7 but you reminded me of the clock in the car.

Karen Lakis said...

Hmmm - 2 in the kitchen, 2 in our bedroom, 1 in the living room, and 2 cars. I think that’s all - the rest take care of themselves (cell phones, cable box...) I saw a funny meme about this. Honestly, I’d love to get rid of these time changes altogether!

DavidH said...

Hawaii has never observed daylight savings time so this topic is strange to me. As they say “Lucky you live Hawaii!”

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