Mar 8, 2009

Sunday afternoon - March 8th - are your clocks all set?

Just checking....have you done your clockwork today - my yesterdays post was just a reminder.
Hope none of you really missed that 'Hour" we had to give up. And we do get it back in the fall.
I'll be back "then" with a reminder to Fall "BACK" -it will be HALLOWEEN night as the time change happens at 2am November 1st 2009. (that is if I'm still blogging at that time - I did only start this thing as a "project" to see how easy blogging was or is to do - never meant for it to be a daily or regular thingy - but so far I'm having fun)
The following is a quoted excerpt from
online article
Here are five little-known facts about Daylight Saving Time — don't say Daylight Savings Time if you know what's good for you. There's officially no "S" — but according to Google, most people add it anyway.

• According to researchers in Finland, DST has mixed effects on people's health. Sleeping patterns are disturbed, more so with nightowls than morning folk. Another study found a spike in heart attacks during the first week of DST, leading experts to believe that the loss of sleep makes some people more susceptible. When daylight saving time ends in the fall, heart attacks briefly become less frequent than normal.

• Because people drive more safely during the daylight, researchers found that DST reduces fatal car crashes. One study concluded that year-round DST would prevent 195 deaths of people in cars and 171 pedestrian fatalities.

• Just two states — Arizona and Hawaii—and three U.S. territories — American Samoa, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands — don't observe DST. Indiana adopted it in 2006.

• DST came about in WWI, as an effort to conserve fuel. The theory was that more daylight reduces the use of artificial light.

• DST's effect on energy use has changed over time and varies from place to place — experts disagree about whether it really saves energy. Nonetheless, it's probably here to stay, because people seem to like the extra daylight in the spring, and the extra ZZZs in the fall.

P/S I always have the most problems with changing the clocks in my car. And to think cars actually come with user manuals - or most do. But the clock thing - well the buttons are tiny and not intuitive or the way that "I" think they should work.
Anyway - I got a new Nissan Altima last year shortly after Paul passed away and its still up in Buffalo waiting for my return in April. So for now - I am putting the info on how to set the clock - found the quick guide manual for the 2008 Nissan Altima online - Yippee for the INTERNET - once again to my rescue - I'll need come back online in April to refresh my memory.
for any other 08 Altima owners...I'll share with you too ;-)

CLOCK SET /ADJUSTMENT (Non Navigation System only) **I don't have a built in system but do have a gps unit to plug in
 Press and hold the CLOCK button for approximately 2 seconds.
 The display will show “H-Seek M-Tune,”
 Press the SEE K/TRACK button to adjust the hours.
 Press the Tune/FF·REW button to adjust the minutes.
 Press the CLOCK button again to exit the clock set mode

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