Thursday, June 11, 2015

Alarm Clocks

Alarm clocks are strange little critters.  Sometimes they work properly, go off at the correct time and send you on your way.  Sometimes they don't, in fact ours didn't in February when we were due to leave on a trip, so it was retired and we pulled out old blue.
Old blue is pretty reliable, it's not electric so it doesn't matter if the electricity goes out.  It doesn't have a snooze button, so you have to turn it off when it beeps.  We've often wondered how long  it would beep if we didn't hear it right away.  Well we've partly answered that question.  We had it set for 7 am yesterday because we had doctor appointments and we wanted to get up early enough to do our morning walk before we left.
As it turned out we woke up  early and were out of the house before 7, no one thought to turn the clock off.  We walked for about 40 minutes and when I came back in the house I heard a persistent beep, beep, beep and I realized it was the alarm clock.  I hurried in to turn it off.  We now  know it will keep beeping for at least 30 minutes (it was 10 to 7 when we left the house).  So if we try and sleep on it's not going to let us.  Good to know.

8 comments:

  1. Very good to know! These oldies beat the modern kind every time for reliability.

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  2. Good for old blue; faithful to the end of the spring.

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  3. Sounds like a good and reliable old friend to me:)

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  4. What a darling clock.
    The only problem is when the battery runs low.

    cheers, parsnip

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  5. We had to get up early last week to attend our grandson's morning graduation on the other side of LA....(traffic) so I set our little alarm clock similar to yours...I was so afraid it wouldn't go off, or I wouldn't hear it I hardly slept a wink all night....sure enough just when I finally was sleeping good....beep, beep...5:30...How I wanted to turn over and go back to sleep....but didn't of course.

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  6. We have an old wind-up alarm clock with a very loud bell, but it also ticks very loudly. Great for waking us up when we need it to get up early to catch a train or taxi to get to an airport etc., but not so good for a restful sleep as I'm a light sleeper!

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  7. Always handy to have a reliable alarm clock, at least you are secure in the knowledge it won't cut out before you wake up. Have a great weekend.

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  8. My alarm clock only beeps for one minute - sometimes good, sometimes not so good! xx

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