I am back at work now and that means my morning begins with an alarm clock. I got a new clock about a year ago. I picked it out because it had an Ipod dock and I like music in the bedroom. Another good thing about it is that it has a gradual alarm. I like it coming on very, very quietly and I can quickly hit the snooze before it gets loud at all. I usually hit the snooze 3 times (about a half hours worth) but I want it to come on quietly – I’ll hear in. Of course if you don’t hit it fast it gets loud quickly!!!
But I really don’t like that clock because I can’t see the time! It’s just like this one and the whole number pad glows but the numbers don’t stand out well enough for me to read the time from the middle of the bed where Nick and I sleep. I had to crawl over to read the time – pain in the butt.
So for my birthday my sister got me one like this from across the room.
I love it. I knew I was going to have to learn how to set it and try out the alarm before Monday morning so Sunday afternoon I tried it out while I was putting away my laundry.
(Note here – new rule in the house, my laundry has to be put away within 24 hours of it coming out of the dryer. I merely made this as a suggestion to help me get a handle on it and what does my husband do???? He listened! Geeze, who expected that?! Anyway, I digress.)
The clock worked perfectly. It was easy to set the alarm and it also start off quietly. But it was still with a heavy heart that I went to bed knowing it would alarm Monday morning.
It seemed I had only be asleep an hour when it went off. I am quick as a snake to hit the snooze but when is did nothing happened. It kept alarming and rapidly getting louder. It had worked the day before!! What was wrong and why wouldn’t it shut up??
It was getting into some major noise now I was pushing every button I could find! It’s now going on loud enough to wake the dead. Nick jumps up and turns on the lamp to help me see and then the overhead light as I continue to beat the new clock.
Then somewhere through the daze two things dawn on me. It’s not the new clock but the old one that is alarming – I don’t even remember touching that one but somehow I must have turned it on by mistake. And the second thing was that it was 1:05 AM! Poor Nick, nothing like being wakened in the middle of the night for no good reason. It’s no problem for me I can go back to sleep anytime but it is not always as easy for Nick. Oh well I think I have it worked out right, the old clock off and the new one is on. If Nick wants to pay me back sometime – well I did give him a dog legged bath brush for Christmas. You never know!