Sunday, July 20, 2008

Morpheus wherefore art thou?

Well Morpheus is the Greek god of dreams in my mind, not sleep however, that was Hypnos, but apparently he is also a character in the SciFi film the Matrix. Not only that but Morpheus is a free file sharing program and don't forget the Morpheus Photo Morpher Software. Ah the wonders of the internet when you type a single word into google.

The point is that Morpheus, the god of dreams, has deserted me. Normally I am a night owl and retire quite late. No problem because I tend to sleep late, although not too late. But there is a problem you see because recently I am unable to sleep late.

This one is parked right in front of our house

They are replacing the water pipes in our area which is rather strange since the development is only thirty five years old. Although they have finished in our part of the street, they park some of their equipment outside our house and every morning at 7 am they fire up these huge monsters right outside our bedroom window.

This one is parked across the street from our house

Not only that but they have broken the water main twice in one week so they have to repair that late into the night hours. The noise assault is getting rather wearing, day and night. I do hope they are finished soon but the notice seems to say that the project will continue until August 29th!

Now sleep deprivation can adversely affect brain function you know. Well at least I will have an excuse now. Roll on August 29th!


Liz said...

It isn't funny when they do that. Particularly in a residential area. I hope they finish much earlier than the end of August.

Nunyaa said...

Being a fellow night owl and not a morning person I feel for you. Must drive you bonkers.

Dragonstar said...

That's very early! We complained when these things started up at 8.30am over the road from us - and we're early risers! 7am is ridiculous!

Katney said...

I have one word for you: ear plugs.

Okay that's two words.

Try them, though.

Carver said...

I am sorry you are having to deal with that. There's nothing worse than being awakened when you could sleep by loud machines. I'm always cranky when that happens.

Shades said...

People pay good money to have a go on diggers over here.

Ian Lidster said...

What a lousy thing for you. As I am the opposite to you and begin to nod by 9, it wouldn't bother me at all. But, I am also up by 5 even when I wish it were otherwise.
Wish I could be a night owl.

CherryPie said...

I am a night owl too but I hope you can work out the not sleeping soon before it gets into a habit xx

Dr.John said...

I have trouble sleeping even though there is no heavy machinery outside. I just have trouble sleeping.

Janice Thomson said...

I live next door to a park and across the street from another one. Every Monday morning without fail for about 4 months of the year they mow the grass with huge mowers at 7:00 AM Then they proceed to weed whack - no sleeping in here that's for sure. Fortunately I myself am an early riser but others I know are not.

jmb said...

Me too Liz, I am getting rather cranky!

Nunyaa, you will certainly understand. After three days away I an not looking forward to tomorrow.

I would not mind 8.30 am Dragonstar, 7am is brutal.

Katney, good suggestion, I might try it.

Carver, now I have an excuse to be cranky! Usually not.

Do you think I should ask if I can have a go, Shades? There has to be some benefit in this.

Ian, what does 5 am look like? I would not recognize it!

You too Cherrypie? I had to start work at 8 am for 20 years and it was agony.

I think as we get older, Dr John, we all have trouble sleeping. AT least I have an excuse now.

That sounds very early Janice. Lucky you but not so fortunate are your night owl neighbours.

Thanks to everyone for visiting and commenting.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Oh, I do feel for you, as a fellow night-owl, jmb!