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    Daylight- More & Sooner !

    Good news !
    Thanks to Congress, Daylight savings time starts 3 weeks earlier and ends 1 week later starting this year.
    It starts March 11 !
    Yay !
    Let the evening gardening begin ! (assuming we're past the last frost date which hasn't changed, but Congress is working on global warming, so frost may never even happen !).
    "If I keep a green bough in my heart, a singing bird will come"




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    I saw somewhere that thismight cause computer problems. I don't know if this is true or not. I saw an article about it somewhere. I'll try to find it and let you all know what I find out about it.
    tennessee sue

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    Having written programs for this, years in advance, I can definitely understand where this could cause problems.

    Still, it sounds good to me, and since I don't have to worry about the programming it any more, I'll leave those headaches up to them!

    Thanks for the info, and I am ready for more daylight in the evening, that is for sure!
    Ann B.
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    Yeah!!!! I'm all for more daylight. When I first started gardening, that 1st year I went kinda crazy, lol, was out there in the dark, with the yard lights on. Even in the summer when it's light till about 10, I could stay out extra hours,
    Come on Spring!!!!
    Vicki in West MI

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    What's really bad is when you have to mow the lawn in the dark!

    Been there! Done that! With the lights turned on the riding lawn mower...
    Ann B.
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    The following is part of a email that Sue Salley forwarded to me. She asked that I share it with Landspro members.

    Thanks, Sue!

    "The new Daylight Savings Time change is right around the
    corner and I've been getting several e-mails about it in the last couple of weeks.
    Even Chad, our tech support guru, told me that I should do an article
    on this subject. It's good that you all have asked about it, because
    it's very important to know what types of things will be affected when
    the time change does come.

    First of all, just in case you haven't heard, the new Daylight Savings
    Time (in the U.S.) will start on March 11, 2007 and extend through
    November 4, 2007.
    Between the two, there is a four week difference in the times and
    that's quite a big change for all of us to endure. But, don't worry, it
    should all come through as painless as can be.

    Okay, back to the question at hand. Will the time change affect your
    computer? Well, there are a couple of things that could happen when all
    of this hits.
    First, it's possible that your computer's time zones will be off target
    during the extended four week period. It's also possible that some of
    your software programs, etc. will run into some problems. Now, it's not
    guaranteed that you will have any problems once March 11th comes
    around, but it's better to be safe than sorry.

    So, to ensure that you won't have any trouble, Microsoft is suggesting
    that everyone updates their Windows operating system. It's important
    that you update any calendar programs you have on your computer as
    well. To help with all of this, Microsoft has put together a Daylight
    Savings Time Update Guide, which makes it very easy to get all the
    updates you need for your computer. All you have to do is answer a few
    questions and then run a quick download of the Update Guide. It will
    run exactly for the type of system you have, which will allow you to
    combat any problems in the future.

    Before you begin with the Update Guide, make sure you have the
    JavaScript on your computer enabled. To do this in Internet Explorer,
    go to Tools, Internet Options and click on the Security tab. Next,
    click on the Custom Level button and scroll down to the Scripting
    section. For JavaScript, click Enable under "
    Active Scripting." Click OK twice. In Firefox, go to Tools, Options and
    click on the Web Features icon. Check the box that says "Enable
    JavaScript."
    Click
    OK when you're done.

    Alright, once you have all that done, navigate your way to the Guide by
    clicking here. Answer the first question (whether you're a home user,
    etc.) and click Next. The next question asks you for your operating
    system type.
    Select the
    one that fits yours and click Next. (Note: If you're not sure on all
    the components of this, right click on the My Computer icon on your
    desktop and choose Properties. From there, you will be able to see what
    version of Windows you have and if you have any extra features or not).

    The next part is the actual download. Just click on the Download button
    to begin. Click Run and then Run again. Then just let the install go
    and click Next when it's finished. You can then choose which program
    you want to run the update on and click Next again. Click Next once
    more to begin the update process.
    Let the update run and just follow any more directions it gives you.
    When it's all complete, your computer will be fully updated and ready
    for the new Daylight Savings Time. If you want to update more than one
    program, just run the download again.

    Now, if you have upgraded to Windows Vista, chances are, you won't be
    affected by the time change. You can still run through the Update Guide
    if you want to confirm it, but it may just not be necessary for you.
    Also, if you have the Automatic Updates feature turned on for your
    computer, you may not need to worry about running the Update Guide
    either. You can always do it just to make sure, but it will probably
    just come in your regular updates like normal.

    Either way, this is a great tool to use to ensure that you and your
    computer will be safe when the new Daylight Savings Time comes along.
    You can't complain about that!"
    Ann B.
    Zone 9a
    Gulf Coast


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    Thanks Ann. I read that Microsoft isued an upgrade Tuesday. It should be available at their website. If not there is a link on MSN's site today.
    tennessee sue

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