Coping: Precognitive Oversleeping?

Strange, but super short Coping this morning.

Overnight, my faithful travel alarm clock – that ran on a single 1.5 volt double A battery – decided to quit working.  I’ve had it since 1990 and to get that much use out of something is amazing in today’s “easy to break” world.

I knew this was coming at some level because two weeks ago I ordered a new alarm from Amazon.

Last weekend I checked and that order for some reason wasn’t showing in their system.


So I ordered another alarm clock.

It should be in next week (back ordered) so in some ways, I was not surprised to see the first bits of daylight when the brain woke up on its own.

This is not to inflict too much woo-woo into things, but there you have it:  And extra hour and a half of sleep.  Super short columns.

And the realization that maybe there’s a reason out there in the Universe for my needing to sleep in late today.

Just no telling.

Long-winded Coping tomorrow at its usual time when the topic will be “The Not-Forever Problem.”

Write when you get rich,

7 thoughts on “Coping: Precognitive Oversleeping?”

  1. Funny, my wind-up Baby Ben from the 70’s (Burnt orange color) finally broke last week. Bought it at a garage sale about 25 years ago for a dollar. The wind-ups sold today are complete garbage.

  2. “… I ordered a new alarm from Amazon.”

    ‘Et tu, Brutus?’ ;-) As I was saying, our future is determined by our pattern of consumption. Eventually we’ll make one person so rich that he/she will be able to buy the whole world and then there will be ‘peace on earth,’ finally.

  3. I have a similar one, purchased in 1993 from Best Buy, still working, not too loud and has snooze. Husband commandeered it 12 years ago, but every now and then I tell him to be gentle with it as they don’t make them like that anymore.

  4. All our AC-powered clocks were blinking 12:00 this morning. Must have been a helluva power outage to span TX and SoCal!

  5. After more than a decade of a 3am alarm for my early-morning shift, I was waking up at 3am on weekends WITHOUT the alarm! It took me months, but retirement has finally ‘cured’ me of that morning stress. Now I wake with the sun… unless it’s rainy & overcast, in which case I sleep even later. With no ‘set’ schedule, I ask myself ‘What do you want to do today?’ (That list is long, with lots of possible selections!)

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