Bob Gilbert's Katy Blog: Fall Back Time on Sunday November 6, 2016

Fall Back Time on Sunday November 6, 2016

Fall Back Time  on Sunday November 6, 2016


I am writing to blog to remind everyone in advance of the time change which is to occur this weekend here in Katy TX plus most of the US. It is very easy to forget and obviously havoc can and does ensue.  It is the time of year to think about the end of Daylight Savings Time (DST) and setting your clocks, watches and timepieces back one hour. On Sunday November 6, 2016 at  2 AM daylight savings time officially ends and all timepieces need to be reset one hour back. I always use the old saying of “ Spring forward and Fall back” to remember what we have to do with setting the time. Set those timepieces back when you go to bed unless you are awake at 2 AM. I know I will not be awake at that time of the night.


Some countries around the World such as Russia and Japan do not observe Daylight saving time while in Brazil in some parts observe DST and others do not not. The US government does not mandate states to observe DST and residents in the Navajo Native American  Reservation, Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands plus American territories of American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands do not follow DST. Many folks absolutely hate it.

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The origin of DST actually goes all the way back to Ben Franklin who coined the phrase “ early to bed and early to rise. While he was ambassador to France Mr. Franklin, who was certainly way ahead of his own era in so many ways, figured out how beneficial it would be to make better use of daylight.


The US government standardised DST in 1918 but allowed states to decide whether to observe or not. During WW II the US made DST mandatory to save valuable resources. Since the end of WW II  the observance by all the states has been optional.  However, during the Arab oil embargo of 1973-1974, the US once again made DST mandatory for the entire winter period of time. The saving were about a 1 percent decrease of electricity. Recent years have studies being performed which show no savings or an actually an increase in energy consumption occurs by using DST while other research indicates the opposite. What do you think and why?


I personally like DST as it really helps with my Real Estate business. I can still show properties late in the afternoon and during the early evening during the months DST is being followed. In addition, since we now have a dog I can get home and take her for her first walk of the evening before it is dark. ( No worries she gets 4-6 walks a day). One benefit is it will not be as dark early in the morning when I take her for the first walk of the day.  I also find it depressing and hard to see with freeways under construction when I have to drive home in the early evening in total darkness.


Fall Back Time  on Sunday November 6, 2016



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Comment balloon 14 commentsRobert Bob Gilbert • November 02 2016 12:31PM



It's always nice to have the reminder. I sent out my farming postcard with this reminder already. Hard to believe it's that time. I hate the changeover! It's already getting dark so early!


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California) over 3 years ago

Thanks for the reminder.  This is when I wished I lived in Arizona where they don't deal with this Tom Foolery!

Posted by Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living! (Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado) over 3 years ago


Italy fell back last weekend...all of a sudden the time difference was 8 hours instead of 9, and after this weekend it will go back to 9...Thanks for the reminderl  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 3 years ago

Hi Bob- I dread the time change because it takes me at least two weeks to adjust.  Too hard to figure out what time it reaaly is. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 3 years ago


 Yeah I like it when I get to sleep an extra hour do not like it in the Spring though!

Posted by Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert over 3 years ago

I always mourn the loss of the extra hour of daylight that we lose this time of year.  I guess I'll need to just get up an hour earlier to adjust.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 3 years ago


OK so we get an extra hour of  night . . . . and have to pay it back in the spring. If we get we should be able to keep it.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig











Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 3 years ago

Robert Bob Gilbert  My body can feel the time difference is in the air . Thanks for the reminder good information here .

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) over 3 years ago

Interesting history of DST, Bob.  I really have no opinion as to whether to keep it or not.  I do enjoy the daylight in the evenings with DST.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 3 years ago

Thank you for your comments. Most of us have very distinct opinions about the ST and DST  isssue. 

Posted by Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties) over 3 years ago

Thanks for the reminder. I am looking forward to an extra hour of sleep. I haven't caught up since we sprung forward back in he spring.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 3 years ago

Bob, sure will enjoy that extra hour tomorrow, and hope it is sleeping, and not wide awake! 

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) over 3 years ago

I will be falling back in bed tonight thinking about that extra hour of sleep. I can't wait. 

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) over 3 years ago

I am in favor of abandoning standard time and having daylight savings year round 

Posted by Dave Martin (703) 585-4687, Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome (Fairfax Realty) over 2 years ago

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