Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Riddle Me This

 This morning, early, I was awakened by the phone, and because I'm not one of those people who wake up wide awake and ready to think, I laid in bed logic-ing it out in my head...'there's the phone...it's 4 AM...I wonder who would be calling at 4 AM...' At some point, it occurred to me in my fog that it might be important and that I should get to the phone and find out who it was.

Of course, by the time I got that far along in my thought process, the phone had quit ringing and gone to the machine, and the caller hung up. 

I looked at the area code on the caller ID and thought it was my son's and daughter-in-law's area code, although the number wasn't familiar. Was my son traveling this week? Had something happened? 

I re-dialed the number, and got a incoherent grunt into the phone. The person on the other end of the line was also not a person who wakes up wide awake and ready to think. 

I did not fall back asleep before the alarm went off and it was time get ready for work. 

So I was extra tired this morning and that 10 hour day loomed larger than usual. 

Except...there's a problem with the trucks, and we got in very little work today. They announced that we were only working 8 hours today, 8 hours tomorrow. I was a happy little camper, believe you me. 

I sat down on the couch at about 6:30 and that is the last thing I remember. I fell so soundly asleep, such a deep and sound sleep and it was all I could do to get me off the couch. 

So why is it, once in my cozy flannel night gown, teeth brushed, I climb into my comfortable bed, with my two pillows just perfectly arranged...why, WHY is it that I am suddenly wide awake. I grumbled about it to Tim and he laughed. "Maybe we should just move the sofas into the bedroom."

And it was an eyeblink, and he was snoring. 


  1. Great suggestion! And it would probably work! Linda in Kansas

  2. That sleep experience is very annoying when it happens. Shorter days sound excellent.

  3. Maybe leave your phone in another room Debby?

  4. Oh it is. That is why I didn"t get it before the machine did...and once I was vertical...well...forget about sleep.

  5. For most people 4:00 AM calls are nerve making like yours was. So some drunk rang your number by mistake.

  6. I'm the same way, shut off my light, too tired to read anymore and then wide awake for the next hour and a half.

  7. Sue had a similar wake-up experience with Danica texting about getting a ride to work. I am usually up by 6:30 so normally would have answered, but this was a rare occasion.

    I hate being so tired in the evening that I can't function but mustn't go to bed until 10 at the earliest or there will be hell to pay long before morning.

  8. How strange. I wonder why you got that call? It's not like the other person could have butt-dialed you if they were also asleep.

  9. I sleep best on the settee (as we call it) except when I wake up in the night and go down, then it doesn't work.
    PS I think my blog is working again now. Maybe it was tired too.

  10. Glad to hear it Tasker.

    Steve, there is a thing here called 'spoofing', which means scammers have a way to make someone else's phone number appear on your caller ID. I've never gotten one of these calls at o'dark thirty before, but I'm guessing that's what happened.


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