Thursday, June 12, 2008

Mission: Impossible

Hubby IMed me around 7:30 this morning. He'd been working much of the night and needed to catch a quick nap before heading in to the office, late. Could I make him coffee at 9:30 and bring it down, if he's not awake by then?

"No Problem," you say. And that is because you are ignorant.

Hubby is deaf in one ear. Completely, profoundly deaf. Mumps, as an adult, will do that. He is also, as you remember, a musician. So his other ear ain't hearing the distant twittering of tiny songbirds, either.

He put in several exceedingly long days in a row. So he is exhausted.

He is locked in his office.

He is the only person who has a key.

So, at 9:30 I made him coffee and brought it downstairs. Every half hour, or so, I go back down to thud on the door and shout his name until both my hands hurt. In between times, I call his cell phone. But he is just not waking up. At some point, he will roll over, his good ear will be away from the pillow, and my frantic door banging and shouting will have an effect. 'Til then, I'm just annoying the Sons.


Laura B. said...

Oh Lord, Christine...your cross is a heavy one...guess you'll just have to drink his coffee. ;-)

ALF said...

Hopefully he's not annoyed at *you* when he wakes up.

Sue said...

I was just thinking what Alf said. If he is, pour the coffee down his pants.

Anonymous said...

But you love him because he's a BASS PLAYER! Grumble grumble....
Actually a guy I work with also had mumps as an adult and is deaf in one ear - he's only 29. I just shout until he turns around the right way so he can hear me ;o)

Sleepless in my Office said...

No worries laura b, alf, and sue...i was sorry to put Christine through all that, but very happy for the extra hours of sleep.

When I have projects like this, I try to work when the rest of the world is asleep. Computer programing, like sex, goes better without distractions.