Fall Back: Daylight Saving Time Ends November 6

By Kyrie Collins, Highlands Ranch-Parker-Castle Rock-Lone Tree Publisher November 4, 2022

Here is your reminder to "Fall Back" Saturday night after you put the kiddos to bed and gain an hour of sleep. 

Oh wait, you're a parent! You won't get any extra sleep but you might have a few extra semi-annual chores to complete on Sunday. This is a great time of year to ...

  1. Find the one clock in your house that does not turn itself back automatically (stove, coffee pot, or microwave most likely).
  2. Change the batteries in your smoke/carbon monoxide detectors.
  3. Review and practice fire escape and family disaster plans.
  4. Inspect tires, headlights, taillights, and brake lights on all of your vehicles.
  5. Inspect tires, brakes, and reflectors on bicycles and scooters.
  6. Turn and flip your mattresses.
  7. Check your medicines, vitamins, and first aid kits, replacing expired items and restocking items that have been used.
  8. Schedule needed doctor and/or dentist appointments.

Now that your chores are done, how about a few jokes?

What does a clock do when it's hungry?
It goes back for/four seconds!

When does a clock strike thirteen?
When it's broken!

Why didn’t the clock work?
It needed a hand.

At what time does a duck wake up?
At the quack of dawn.

How do you know if your clock is crazy?
It goes "cuckoo"!

Why did the girl throw the clock out the window?
Because she wanted to see time fly.