The gods of good sleep mock me.

I thought I woke up inside a vacuum cleaner last night. I looked at the clock, it was 1am. A vacuum cleaner roared upstairs, in the room right above us. K woke and said, "Are you serious."

I went upstairs to talk to the guy. The vacuum was actually louder in our room than it was up here. The guy apologized quickly and turned off the vacuum.

I went back downstairs and lay down to sleep.
The floorboards kept creaking overhead. I think he would search for a creaky floorboard, and when he found one, he'd step all around it until all of the squeaks were out of it. I let him do this for about a half an hour.

Why did I wait so long? I thought it would end in just another minute. I thought I'd be able to sleep through it. I didn't want to be a bothersome neighbor.

I went back upstairs. I thought about going in my undies to make a greater impression, but I dressed first.

He apologized quickly. "Oh, is that loud?"

I went back downstairs and lay down to sleep. About a half-block away a car alarm went off.

7 comments:

janel said...

No way!! Just think of how exciting it will be to not live underneath single male college students someday soon!?! That's majorly lame. Let me know if I can intercede. I'll probably go fully clothed, though I agree that the undies may have made quite an impression.

C-|-W said...

Thanks. But intercession shouldn't be necessary. I'm sure it was a one-time only problem. The guys are usually really good.

Becca said...

We should have a story exchanging night, I think we'd all get a good laugh out of it. Maybe the girls upstairs from us take the cookies they make at 2 am. to your guys upstairs from you? :)

Doug and Angela said...

Oh my goodness! I hope you get better nights soon! How are you feeling future mama? I am so excited for you! Any belly yet?

Danielle said...

I feel for you!!! Our apartment was right under the piano, which had its own set of challenges. At least you guys aren't noisy back; once the police showed up at our house after someone heard one of Jacob's louder tantrums and called. Talk about a parenting low point.

Ashley mae said...

that car alarm woke me up too!

Bryson and Tara said...

How frustrating. Not being able to sleep is my biggest pet peeve.