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Back to standard time: Use the extra hour for fall tasks
Back to standard time: Use the extra hour for fall tasks

Sometime late in the day on Nov. 1 or upon waking on Nov. 2, you'll turn the clocks back an hour to resume your life in Pacific standard time. You may fantasize about that extra 60 minutes of downtime, but it's also an opportunity to conquer semiannual home chores and maintenance. What? You were thinking sleep? You'll reset your clocks and perhaps remember to change the batteries in the smoke detectors, but there are a number of other tasks that might be on your to-do list, and now is as good a time as ever to make them part of a semiannual routine. "I'm not suggesting you do all of this in one day, but you can pick a few [tasks] to make your extra hour work...

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