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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

So tired and two questions

Fort Worth,  TX

Written when I need sleep....... 

As I related before, we were so glad to fall into a 13 hour day with Sunday's off at this Gate.   However, that changed effective Friday.   Now we are on a 24/7 schedule and I just can  not adjust my body to this.  Having the time change on Sunday was not a help either.

Last year Gate Guarding it was 24/7.  Len would go to bed around 7 pm, I would wake him around 2 am and then I would sleep until usually 7 or 8 am.    Wish I could find a way to sleep 7 or 8 hours but that hasn't happened in years.

Since Friday I've had very little sleep.  The longest was 4 hours.   Last night Leonard went to bed at 7 but could not sleep.  So at 9 he got up and I went in.   I was still awake at 4 this morning.    He would take naps between arrivals in his recliner.   I got up at 6:30.   Maybe 1.5 hours sleep.

Len took a couple of naps this afternoon.  I tried.  Would fall off for a few minutes and wake.

So here we are tonight.    He went to bed two hours ago.  I can hear him tossing and turning.   I have 5 more hours before I need to get him up.  Here is hoping when I do I drop off easily.  I am exhausted to the point of feeling nausea.

Looks like I need to get a new computer.    My older computer runs on XP.  That is the one I use to get online.   My newer Toshiba has been a problem since day one.  It runs on Windows 7.  Most of the time I can not get further than my homepage using my Verizon Mifi.   Usually not a problem when using a campground's or other WiFi.     Windows will no longer support XP effective April 8.

There goes the computer I rely on.     I've been thinking I need a lighter computer.  

So, fellow bloggers how do I get to sleep and what would you suggest in looking for a new computer?


  1. I went through a period of time when I was having a lot of trouble sleeping. Is it that you have trouble shutting your mind off. That was my experience, my mind was almost racing and would keep me awake for hours. What helped me was to play the tv at a low volume. Nothing too interesting, just something to listen to. It quieted my mind and then I would fall asleep. It was a lifesaver for me at that time in my life.

  2. Sorry to hear about the lack of sleep :-( I go through periods where I'm not sleeping either. It's a bad cycle because I start worrying that I'm not sleeping, then I can't sleep even further! I finally decided if I'm not sleepy, I don't fight it. I stay up, watch TV or hang on the computer until I am sleepy. Can you watch TV in bed? That helps too.
    I ordered a new Toshiba with Windows 7 and love it. Not sure why you're having trouble with yours. Have you thought about getting an Ipad?

  3. I can't help you with the sleep at all. I am up and down all night just about every night. Last night I only slept from 2-4. Why are you two on 24/7? Did they just spring this on you?
    My new computer is a Samsung and I love it. I have never had a Samsung. It is the #1 seller right now. Good luck in your search for a new one.

  4. We use tylenol with sleep aid in the generic with one benedryl in generic.
    Use same hours as you do.

  5. I don't think your XP will expire I just don't think they will support any trouble you are having. But I could be very wrong.
    As for sleeping I also take Tylenol pm generic and an allergy pill. Sleep pretty good.