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Turning Our Clocks Back... A New Idea...

I have seen quite a few posts this week... more and more of then as we get close to the weekend... about "turning our clocks back" this coming Sunday.

You know... the old "Spring Forward, Fall Back" routine.  I have also seen that although some folks get excited about having an extra hour to accomplish "this or that..." most folks usually talk about if they turn back the clock one hour... they can get an extra hour of sleep.

So... here is my question.  If... instead of turning my clocks back ONE hour... I turn them back TWENTY-FIVE hours... could I possibly get away with an entire extra DAY of sleep ? 

I am tired... and I need to make this work... LOL.  Any suggestions ?

Comment balloon 40 commentsKaren Anne Stone • October 30 2009 07:13AM

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I love this idea and I think it will work - calling my Congressman! 

Posted by Brian Kasprzyk (Remax Southern Shores) about 9 years ago

Learn to power nap...it's an art....OR....I am up and at 'em no later than 5 am...the 2 hours from 5-7 are often more productive than the rest of the day with no interruptions....turn the clock...nah...just open the eyelids earlier...blog on !

 

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) about 9 years ago

Brian:  Thanks so much... I think we all need to call Congress.  The more help, the better... :)  Maybe we can even get Glenn Beck behind it... so he can do something worthwhile for a change... LOL.

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) about 9 years ago

Sally and David:  Power nap ?  I often find that I am tempted to "power nap" while I am driving.  Prolly not a good idea.  Hmmm... getting up at 5 am ?  Usually the only way I can be awake at 5 am... is if I am still up from the night before.  Five in the morning... just sounds so "painful."  But... if it works for you... Too Cool !

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) about 9 years ago

Karen Anne - If anyone can make it happen, You can!  Let me know how it goes, I am really tired too!

Posted by Amy Hahn, Realtor/Broker - Crystal Coast, NC (Pine Knoll Shores Realty) about 9 years ago

OK, Karen Anne!  Let's make this happen.  I for one could certainly use an extra twenty five.

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) about 9 years ago

I'm tired of turning the clock back...period! I wish they would keep it where it is all year long and allow us to enjoy an extra hour of light in the afternoon instead of in the morning. I don't have a problem going to work in the dark, but coming home in the dark YUCK.

Posted by Steve Bush, 603.455.7428 - NH Lakes Region (Maxfield Real Estate) about 9 years ago

Oh Amy:  It's such a heavy burden to bear... but, I'll try it, and let ya know... LOL.  But, I can always use some help.  Some days I feel like it's just "one girl against the world."  Whew !

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) about 9 years ago

Karen..VERY VERY CUTE.. Count Me In..I could use a whole day unaccounted for..great idea..Thank you..:0)

HELPFULHANNAH yoir friend in Philadelphia

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) about 9 years ago

Pat:  You live in DC... so why don't you put a little "big" in Michelle Obama's ear.  I bet with two little ones, she'd be all for this, too.  Let me know... LOL.

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) about 9 years ago

Karen Anne,

You and me both.  This is a fantastic idea!  I'm surprised nobody else has thought about it before now.

Posted by Brian Block, Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate (RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President) about 9 years ago

Steve:  Yer an old "spoil sport"... ya know !  Such a lot of work... turning the clocks back.  Maybe vitamins would help ?  LOL.  Honestly, I think the biggest help is that it is so hard on the kids when they leave to go to school in the morning... and it is pitch-black outside.  At least this gives them a little bit of daylight.

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) about 9 years ago

Hannah:  Well... woman !  How 'bout pitching in and helping ?  Call your Congressman or woman !  That would be very... ummm... "helpful !"

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) about 9 years ago

Brian:  Nobody else came up with this... prolly cuz nobody else's brain is as "warped" as mine is.  LOL.  Just a thought.  Nice to see you.  Hope things are well up there with you. 

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) about 9 years ago

Hi Karen Anne,

Love it!

I'm not sure many people out side the Real Estate Industry understand how tired we all are. Nap? With 25 hours and a blank slate for the day, I could catch up with my girlfriends, go to dinner with my husband and catch a nap. WOW! 

Posted by Peggy James, Woodbridge Virginia Area Real Estate Specialist (EXIT Realty Associates) about 9 years ago

Paggy:  It sounds like you see your days just about the same as I see mine.  Catching up with my girl friends ?  Check !  Going to dinner ?  Check !  Catch a nap ?  Check ! 

Now... for that "husband thingie" you got going on... I don't have one of those.  My motto has become... "A Woman without a Man... is like a Fish... without a Bicycle !"

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) about 9 years ago

Great idea Karen! I am still confused about the time change in the spring being earlier last year and later in the fall. What happened to that?

Posted by Barb Szabo, CRS, E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes (RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio) about 9 years ago

Barb:  I don't know what happened... but... when ANYTHING goes wrong, and ya don't know who to point fingers at... blame Sarah Palin !  It works for me... LOL.

By the way... did you hear they sent out a notice to the girls and parents... that they are going to close Regina ?  Everyone got caught by surprise, from what I hear, and they are banding together to see if they can keep it open.  Let me know if you have heard anything... OK ?  To close it... would be a real shame.

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) about 9 years ago

It's tempting to just shut the dang clock off, turn off the cell phone and computer and spend those 25 hours sleeping.

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Posted by Erby Crofutt, The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY (B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing (www.b4uclose.com)) about 9 years ago

Karen Anne:  I know that the extra day would only get gobbled up with seemingly worthless chores.  And there I'd be, angry at wasting a free day.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) about 9 years ago

Your beauty is only surpassed by your wisdom my friend! I would have not of thought of the sleep angle!
Trying to stay positive for the rest of this week!
Paul

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Northwest.) about 9 years ago

Erby:  That's the whole point of it... at least from MY perspective.  "Old Folks" like me need our sleep !

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) about 9 years ago

Chris Ann:  Well... "seemingly worthless"... if that meant going to lunch, shopping, taking a nap, getting a pedicure... well... no anger there, my dear... LOL.

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) about 9 years ago

Paul:  Just wait until you get as OLD as I am... LOL.  Sleep becomes an "activity."  Kinda like... "Gee... what'll I do today ?"  How 'bout a nap !

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) about 9 years ago

Karen - I once flew across the international date line and was confused for over a week .... so I don't recommend this :)

Posted by Palm Springs Realtor - Stewart Penn, COMPASS - Broker Associate (COMPASS) about 9 years ago

Stewart:  Just imagine if you had flown across the international date line on the weekend our clocks get turned back.  You might have never been heard from again.  That sounds like it would produce a "breech" in the "space-time continuum"... as they said in "Back To The Future."  Scary stuff, Stewart.

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) about 9 years ago

Karen, I believe it's official that Regina will close. We even got a letter to that effect, blaming it on low enrollment, economy, demographics, etc... I think there have been many tears shed over this particular closing and being that I am a graduate, I share in their sadness:(

Posted by Barb Szabo, CRS, E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes (RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio) about 9 years ago

Hi, Karen Anne. It always takes me a few days to get used to the time change but it really confuses my animals. The two horses, especially, expect to eat when they expect to eat, regardless!

Posted by Leslie Helm, Real Estate For Trail Riders (Tennessee Recreational Properties) about 9 years ago

Great idea Karen Anne - now how do we make it happen? 25 hours and maybe we could get caught up on all my projects...nah, I could use the rest.

Posted by Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS, Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA (Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA and Copperhill TN) about 9 years ago

That's funny.  Haven't heard anyone suggest that, Karen.  I just wish we didn't have to change at all.  It takes a while to adjust, plus it's so depressing when it goes dark at 5:30.  Boo!

Posted by Aaron Hoffman, FSBO Marketer and Strategist (Florida Homes Realty & Mortgage) about 9 years ago

Hi Karen Anne... I like this suggestion.  If the idea catches on I would like to try gaining an extra week next!

Posted by Steve Shatsky about 9 years ago

Karen Anne - It can't hurt to give it a try. Unless of course you have a showing on Monday or something... they may not understand the extra day.

Posted by John Cannata, Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance (214-728-0449 http://TexasLoanGuy.com) about 9 years ago

Does this mean when SPRING AHEAD March 8th, 2:00 A.M. comes rolling around, you will loose 24 hrs of sleep and I would loose 1-week???

Posted by Pam Jank, Your Coeur d'Alene & North Idaho Real Estate Pro (Coldwell Banker Schneidmiller Realty) about 9 years ago

Karen Anne - That's funny. Maybe I'll just toss all my clocks out the window :-) Who knows what might happen!

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) about 9 years ago

Aw you couldn't disappear for 25 hours.  You might miss something lol.  It was sad seeing the sun going down just after 5 o'clock today. :(  I was driving and trying to change the clock in my new car.  I'm still changing them in the house.  Pain in the you know what.

Posted by Jenny Kotulak, Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate (RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage) about 9 years ago

I like your idea, Karen Anne.  Unfortunately, the last two states I've lived in are Indiana and Arizona, the only two states of the contiguous 48 that don't observe daylight saving time. I'm stuck in the present.

(As for Glenn Beck, no hope for any usefulness - even if he pushes your idea...don't want him to break down and cry about how clocks are destroying our country)

BTW, you're a hoot!

Posted by Michael O'Donnell, GRI, ePRO, Accessible Homes (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Arizona Properties) about 9 years ago

Karen - I really like your post and let's go even further and get rid of clocks completely!

VB :o)

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Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale (Realty ONE Group) about 9 years ago

Hi Karen Anne,

This sounds like a great idea and I for one am with you! It certainly is worth a try!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) about 9 years ago

Karen Anne, A clever thought by you, my friend. Do you think it will catch on?

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Northwest.) about 9 years ago

Paul:  Noper... not a chance.  Not enough folks around as goofy as I am.  Ho Hum.

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) about 9 years ago

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