Valdosta Daily Times


November 3, 2013

One more hour of sleep today

VALDOSTA — Hopefully everyone remembered to turn their clocks back this morning at 2 a.m. “Spring ahead, fall behind,” is how I always remember which time of the year you lose an hour and which one you gain an hour.

While I’m delighted with some extra time today, I will also sorely miss the daylight, as this also marks the time between now and Dec. 21 where the days grow shorter and shorter. Coming to work in the dark and leaving in the dark is hard to adjust to, but as with all things, it’s temporary and we’ll be back to long days of sunshine before you know it.

And don’t forget that this is also the time that you are urged to check all the smoke detectors in your house. Don’t wait for the battery to start dying and giving off that highly annoying beep before you change out your old batteries for new ones.

I’m still running behind this week as I was out last week. I apologize for the lack of a column but enjoying mine and my daughter’s birthdays took precedence this year. It’s only the second time I’ve missed in about 12 years, and I had some sweetly concerned regular readers who thought something had happened to me. Please rest assured that I am just fine, and see no reason to miss another week anytime soon, so please keep your business tips coming in!

Belk Charity Sale

Don’t forget about the fall Belk Charity Sale next weekend, on Saturday, Nov. 9. Charities sell tickets for $5 and get to keep all the proceeds, and if you buy a ticket, you get great deals, 20 to 70 percent off, and special hours to shop from 6 to 10 a.m.

There are about a dozen organizations selling tickets, and you can always purchase one at the store this week. Each year, Belk gives thousands of dollars back to communities through these special events.

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