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Does Ocean View, DE’s Daylight Savings Do More than Pilfer Sleep?

 Jamestown residents have the week to prepare for Sunday’s sleep-hijacking event—the middle-of-the-night adjustment that’s required to initiate Jamestown’s Daylight Savings Time. Despite the “spring forward” memory marker, for many who choose to grumble over their sleep deprivation, the springtime exercise is hardly an energetic leap ahead. For them, “savings” is a misnomer for what is near pilferage of the hour’s sleep Jamestown would otherwise have been entitled to beginning at 2:00 am on Sunday.

To be fair, it’s only “near” pilferage because the hour doesn’t vanish for all time. It just goes into hiding until 2:00 am on November 7. Upon its return, it slips the 60 minutes into the wee hours, allowing Daylight Savings enthusiasts to say that the hour was just “borrowed.”

Borrowing of this kind (the kind without permission from the owner) is the kind of “borrowing” that gets embezzlers into trouble. Daylight Savings opponents note that no interest payment is ever made when the clocks “fall backward”—we just wake up to a reversal of the confusion that started with DST’s debut in the spring.

One happy advance that technology has gradually brought to Jamestown homes owes to the rise of wifi and the Internet of Things. Most “IoT”-connected appliances have little screens that announce the day’s time and date, and many of the screens—connected to the web as they are—will spring forward on Sunday all by themselves! Those that do so will earn many a Jamestown householder’s gratitude.

For all the others—that includes recently engineered refrigerators, ovens, washing machines, even fancy toasters—the free time remaining in the already abbreviated 23 hours of Sunday will be further reduced as frustrated householders struggle to remember how to reset the built-in clock/calendars—each of which seems to have a unique personal philosophy governing which buttons to press, in what order. This is where a kitchen drawerful of user manuals comes in handy.

As the Internet of Things continues to proliferate, many of its security and maintenance innovations are proving to be truly valuable—and useful additions to Jamestown property listings. If your own real estate portfolio is in for a realignment any time during this year’s Daylight Savings Time, I hope you’ll give me a call! Call/Text me Russell Stucki at (302) 228-7871, email me at russellstucki@remax.net, visit more listings at www.beachrealestatemarket.com.