Sunday, November 14, 2010

Quite Alarming

It turns out that even when Jeremy isn't here, he can manage to wake me up in the morning with his alarm.

Neither Jeremy nor I are morning people. And that's an understatement. When we lived in Knoxville, I had to get up earlier than him most mornings. That has all changed and he usually has to get up before me now. He is also a snoozer. It drives me CRAZY to hear his alarm go off three times in the 6:00 hour. And I make sure he knows this. He has gotten to the point where it only goes off twice now, usually. Although some of those times he thinks it only goes off once since he is still asleep when he hits snooze. Oh, and have I mentioned how loud his alarm is? It's very loud. I don't know how it doesn't wake him up sometimes. My alarm starts out very quietly and progressively gets louder - Jeremy doesn't even hear it usually when I do have to wake up before him.

So all that to say, Jeremy's alarm drives me crazy. He left Thursday morning for a conference in San Diego. Wednesday, in order to pack, he had to get his luggage out of the storage space in our room. Somehow, while he was in there, he must have bumped something because Friday morning at 8am I woke up to a beeping noise (I had to get up and leave early Thursday also so I didn't hear the beeping then). It took me a while to locate where the beeping was coming from, and by the time I realized it was in our storage space it had stopped. I contemplated getting up then but decided to go back to bed for 30 minutes or so. Ten minutes later the beeping started again! Since I knew it would eventually stop, I stayed in bed and covered my ears.

I told Jeremy about this when I talked to him on the phone later that day but he didn't know what it was. It happened again Saturday, and again I wasn't amused. I told him again about it Saturday, this time mimicking the noise, and he realized that it was his old alarm clock, which was in a bin in the storage space. Sure enough, I climb into the storage space (no easy feat) and find the offending clock. My morning was much better today without an extra alarm to wake me.


Zach and Hannah Parris said...

Zach's alarm is super loud, too...and he hits snooze at least 3 times! I hate it, and usually end up getting up and turning it off and then waking him up later myself. At least it's not as bad as his old soccer alarm "Wake up, it's time to play soccer...he shoots, he scores, it's a GOAL!!!!!"

Golda said...

Oh man, I don't know what I'd do if Jeremy had an alarm like that. I'd probably wake up very cranky.