6:?? am Hear strange beep. Wake up. Think must have been dreaming. Fall back asleep.
6:??+1 am Hear strange beep again. Wake up. Mr. Kluges says, "Alarm system, I think." Go downstairs and hit code on alarm system. Alarm system says, "Setting alarm. BEEEEEEEEEEP!" Quickly type in code again before child wakes up. Alarm system says, "Beep. Beep. Beep. Beep. Alarm unset."
6:??+3 am Begin stumbling upstairs. Hear strange beep again. Go back and look at new washer. Turn off since it beeps when done, but since it was started at 10pm, shouldn't have just finished, but sleepy mind not exactly functioning yet.
6:??+5 am Stumble upstairs again. Hear strange beep. See Mr. Kluges on chair taking down smoke alarm. He says, "I think the battery is going." He removes battery. Beep keeps occurring at the annoying 30 sec to 1 min interval due to residual power.
6:??+7 am Put stupid smoke alarm in now-empty guest room. Cover with 4 pillows. Go back to bed and see that it is 6:30. Ask Mr. Kluges what time his alarm is going off.
6:30 am Quickly try to fall asleep before alarm goes off at 6:45.
6:32 am Still trying to fall back asleep.
6:37 am Still trying to fall back asleep.
6:44 am Just dozing off.
6:45 am Alarm goes off. Try to fall back asleep since Mr. Kluges turns it off and doesn't immediately get up.
6:55 am Child wakes up screaming for food. Sigh, get up, and begin day.
Now I know this won't get much sympathy for those of you who have to get up at an ungodly time like I did when I worked outside of the home and had a 45 minutes commute (I know, I had to be up, breakfasted, dressed & have girl up, breakfasted, and dressed in order to leave house by 7 am), but it was a harsh way to start our first post-visitors day with a still-overtired girl with a cold. Here's hoping for multiple naps today.
5 weeks ago