Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Whoops, Slept Late Today

I haven't been using my propane heater because I don't want to get the propane tanks refilled. It's a chore I really dislike. I only use propane for cooking. For heat, I have 2 space heaters. One is an oil filled electric radiator and the other is a ceramic forced air heater. In the morning I set the alarm for 5 am and then jump up, turn up the heater and get back in bed for another hour and a half while the bedroom heats up. Well, this morning when I jumped back in bed and turned the radio alarm off, I accidently turned the second alarm off. Oops! I woke up at 7:15 thinking it was very light for only 6:30. I have been leaving for work at 7:20 which gets me to work early but there is construction, 2 school zones and 2 railroad tracks to get through and that is before I get to the freeway. I threw my hair in to a ponytail, slapped on some make-up and made it to the car by 7:37. There was a little bit of ice to scrape but it wasn't too bad. I crawled to the freeway and then wouldn't you know it, a wreck had traffic backed up. Luckily it wasn't too much of a delay and I made it to work (without speeding) 5 minutes early. No one even noticed. I have been getting to work 20-25 minutes early so I had a large time cushion in my schedule. Now I know I can sleep for an extra 45 minutes and still make it to work! I don't think I'll try it again soon. I work with a bunch of early birds. They might start noticing that I'm not around.

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