I waited until Sunday to post this week’s blog, because if you haven’t figured it out by now I hope you will read this before you get up and get ready to go into work on Monday! Our clocks sprung forward and we lost an hour of sleep over Saturday night into Sunday. If you ever are curious as to the exact Time and Temperature regionally, this local information is accurate in downtown Portland: (207) 775-4321
Technically at 2:00 AM on Sunday morning this weekend it became 3:00 AM, which will remain until Daylight Saving Time ends at 2:00 AM on Sunday, November 6th. For those of you who travel, take note: Most areas of the United States do observe daylight saving time. Exceptions include Arizona – less the Navajo Nation which does observe daylight saving time – Hawaii, and the overseas territories of American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands. Indiana used to not fully observe DST however they now have switched due to the scientific evidence the daylight savings time it actually does save about 1% on electricity usage wherever it is instituted. This is because it extends daylight into the evenings in the summertime when most people want to enjoy outdoor activities more, and it does lessen the need for interior lighting in the summer months in the evenings.
Another very positive plus to Daylight Saving Time is the positive effect it has on so many individuals simply by extending the daylight they “see” more, which moves into the evenings. In a large pole of those individuals sampled, 68% were in favor of DST because it allowed them to enjoy more outdoor activities, especially sports like golf and on or near water activities: Boating, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, Beach and waterfront fun. If you want to be 100% in favor of your Maine Lakes region real estate experience, call us today! 207-693-5200