Monday, March 4, 2013


DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME begins this Saturday night/Sunday morning. At 2am Sunday morning, to be exact, time will SPRING FORWARD and we will have lost one hour of precious sleep.

On Saturday, I'll post my semiannual DST post so the purpose of this post is to prepare you for Saturday! You have five days to remember to buy new batteries to instal in your smoke detectors, 9 volt most likely but be sure to check, or new smoke detectors. Smoke detectors should be replaced every 5 years. If you don't know or are unsure then replace them. Be sure to check your carbon dioxide detectors as well. This is also the perfect time to use a Sharpie to mark the date so you know when to replace them again.

Smoke detectors range in price from $10 to $50 depending on the make and extra features (light, lithium battery vs alkaline, talking, combo with carbon dioxide). Carbon dioxide detectors range in price as well. Here is a fully featured detector I found for $32 on Amazon. Well worth the cost - just 6 cups of Starbucks!


Stan said...

Yes! This means Spring is near!
Thanks for the reminder!

robertga99 said...

Wow, glad I saw this post. I had no idea

Ur-spo said...

we don't have no stinking DST here in Arizona. This doesn't mean things are easy though- hard to remember if we are on the same time as CA or NM.

R.J. said...

I'm not losing an hour of sleep. I never wake up to an alarm on Sunday mornings.

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