Daylight Saving Time is here.
The big shift happened this morning at 2 a.m. We "spring" clocks forward, meaning, yes, that you'll lose an hour of sleep. But you'll get an extra hour of daylight at the end of the day.
As we change the clocks, emergency officials say it's a good time to check your smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors and the supplies in your home emergency kit.
Are the batteries fresh in your detctors? This is a good time to change them.
Is anything out-of-date, leaking or damaged in your emegency kit? If you haven’t created an emergency supply kit yet, now is the time to do it!
The American Red Cross offers lots of advice on storm preparation:
And when does Daylight Saving Time end? DST will last until Nov. 3, 2013.
The change affects all states except Arizona and Hawaii.
Of course, many people would prefer that Daylight Saving Time become the norm, that time would not shift back to standard time in the fall.
A Florida legislator even introduced the "Sunshine Protection Act" in the state legislature to try to make that happen. He admits it has little chance of passing, but he wants to stimulate discussion on the topic.
Tell us: How do you feel about Daylight Saving Time? Share your thoughts in the comments below.