Let me just start off by saying, I live in an apartment complex and I love my beauty sleep. I go to bed anywhere between 8:30pm and 9:00pm and get up when my alarm goes off at 5:30am.
At 4:50am I hear a beep and I choose to ignore it hoping it just goes away. beep.....beep.....beep. I can't make the beep go away in my head, all along thinking it's the resident's upstairs alarm clock going off. The man upstairs usually leaves early in the morning, but I continue to hear the beep, it's not going away - make it stop I want to go back to sleep, I have a whole half hour left!!
OMG it stopped, thank god. Ok, now go to sleep. Beep.......beep........beep...... WTF!! I throw the blankets off me and get out bed. I start walking around my house chanting to myself, what the hell, trying to figure out where the beep is coming from. I check my cell phone - no dead battery. I listen, is it coming from outside - NO. Is it a fire alarm battery gone bad - NO. I check my daughter's room for noise - nothing. I check my husband's room (DO NOT ASK, I know what your thinking, this is a whole other story) for noise - nothing but his snoring. I go back in my room - it's coming from in there, it's where the beeping is the loudest. I unplug my alarm clock, thought maybe MY alarm clock shit the bed - NO, the beeping is still there. But I am closer. It's the loudest near my alarm clock. I am on my hands and knees checking everything near that area. I stand up and I still hear it - GOD make it STOP! I put my ear up to the wall behind my bed - THERE IT IS! THE FREAKIN BEEP! IN SOMEONE ELSE'S APARTMENT or somewhere that I have no control of stopping it. It's 5:05am what the hell am I suppose to do now - go back to bed?!?!?! I just get my work clothes and head for the shower where I am hoping the hot water will remove the beeping in my head.
I head out for work leaving a note for my husband "Good Morning, can you please get the maintenance man to come and fix the obnoxious beeping in my room. I think it's coming from the apartment next door". All day I am hoping that this was fixed. At 11:53 I receive a text from hubby:
Hubby: "Hi Mom"
Me: "Hello - what's up with the beep in my room?"
Hubby: All fixed
Me: "Oh good, was it in the other apt?"
Hubby: "No the maintenance man thinks it was in the fire detection gizmo panel" (what, he doesn't know, he fixed the damn thing didn't he??)
Me: "Yes, I believe that that is what I heard when I put my ear up to the wall behind my bed. Freakin' thing"
Hubby: "Why didn't you sleep on the couch or wake me?"
Me: "I debated whether to wake you, but what the hell for? So you can listen to the beep too?"
Hubby: "No, u sleep in my room and I sleep on the couch?"
Me: "No, I didn't want to disturb you."
Hubby: "Bad decision, wake me next time. It's not like I can't take a nap later. (Again, another story for later)
So the beep is fixed...Phew!! I wrote about it because I now find it humorous, during the ordeal I wasn't pleased.