Did you get all your clocks reset last night? I’m still working on mine. No two are the same, and they are everywhere!
Last night, late, sitting at the computer, I reset my watch and the little travel alarm that sits on the desk. I knew the computer would reset itself (thank goodness!).
Next, the coffeemaker. Gotta have that hot java waiting for me in the morning or I just can’t bear climbing out of bed. While I was in the kitchen, I also reset the microwave’s clock. Easy. Not nearly as hard as I’d remembered. And it just occurred to me, there’s a clock on the stove I need to change, and a little time/temp thing in the kitchen window.
Then I moved into the bedroom, where there’s an alarm clock that’s almost smarter than I am (not so hard these days). It has a little slider on top that shows the four US time zones. I have it set on MST. Fine, I thought. But now I want MDT. No such setting. There’s another button labeled DST. Press that and the display changes to a cryptic, digital “d 2.” Uh huh. What’s that about? D for Daylight Savings? But what’s the 2? It’s only a one-hour change. A lot of the settings on the clock involve pressing one button until the display starts blinking, then pressing other buttons to change the numbers. Well, at 2 am (MST), I couldn’t deal with it. I moved the slider over to CST, the time sprang forward one hour, and I went to bed.
This morning I reset the phones. I have a base and three wireless handsets lying around. No such thing as resetting them all from an extension while lounging on the couch in front of the TV. I had to go to the base to change all the phones. Hmm. Except for the cellphone in my purse. Must remember to do that one.
Also while on the couch, I can see the time on the cable box on top of the TV. That one, thankfully, gets reset by Comcast. I don’t have to touch it. The little weather station base on the shelf above the TV also resets automatically; it’s controlled by the atomic clock in Boulder. Love that.
I think that’s every clock in the house. I even managed to defeat the bedroom clock this morning; its slider is back on MST and it still shows the correct DST time. I finally held down the right combo of buttons while clicking on the other necessary buttons.
Oops, there’s a WordPress timestamp I have to manually reset somewhere, I think. I’ll do that after I post this, so keep in mind that the correct timestamp for this post is actually an hour later than shown. Fortunately, the little time/temp widget in my sidebar seems to have reset itself.
Oh damn. There’s a clock in the car …
Later: Oops, I forgot the one on the thermostat. No wonder it was so cold when I got up this morning!