In the kitchen we have a battery operated clock that automatically checks the time against an atomic clock. On Saturday evening, I looked at the clock and briefly thought it was almost 8 PM. Now Kate was a brand new driver; out with her friends and due home at 7 PM. First thought; OMG, she’s late and where is she? Being a mom and engineer, I can generate all kinds of horrible scenarios. Ton’s of what if’s; none of them good. After a few minute’s of panic, I realized that the clock had changed early and she was not late.
So then I was mean. Wrote a note telling Kat to look at the clock and then come talk to me. As it turns out she was 10 minutes late having misjudged how long the drive was between her friends house and home. And I was not upset with her; although she too had a heart stopping moment looking at the clock.
And to followup — she’s been excellent at texting when she leaves or arrived. It makes Bob and I feel better. And I think what happened is that the clock changed at GMT mean time; which was 8 hours ahead. And so the clock time changed at 6 pm our time.