Don’t forget to spring forward

You probably don’t have to be reminded that Daylight Saving Time starts this weekend. To be precise, it begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 10, but it’s quite all right to turn your clocks an hour ahead on Saturday before you go to bed.

That way, you won’t arise thinking it’s 7 a.m. when, whoops, it’s Daylight Saving Time so it’s suddenly 8 a.m. and you’re late for whatever it is you’re late for.

So the best thing to do is turn it an hour ahead as you prepare for bed. If you happen to have several clocks — one in the bedroom, one on the stove, one on the microwave, one on the radio — you can amuse yourself, and get a bit of exercise, racing about making the changes even as you realize that the clocks won’t match up exactly.

But so what? Thanks to Daylight Saving Time, it will be lighter later so soon you will be able to drive home from work when it is still light.

Of course you might have to go to work in the dark, but so what? It’s all about adjusting and we get to adjust twice a year — when Daylight Saving Time begins and when, on Sunday, Nov. 3, we go back to Eastern Standard Time which means turning the clock back an hour so that the Patriots’ 4:25 p.m. game can kick off under the lights.

Just don’t forget to set the clock ahead an hour this weekend.

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