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A shock to the system!

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Brenda from Wales

Brenda from Wales Report 9 Jan 2013 21:25

In the early hours of the morning..about 4.20am.I was awakened.
I have by my bed a clock radio never used the radio bit for years,but like the clock as I can see it in the dark without putting light on.
What wakened me?....Abba singing Dancing Queen.....You can imagine a bit disorientated...wondered where I was.Got up ,couldn't find switch,so tried to get to plug socket which was just behind bedside cabinet,managed to unplug,but couldn't get back to sleep
Rang a friend who I was taking to a carers lunch and she had,not the radio,but her clock flashing so must have been a surge.
Need a bit more sleep tonight!...glad it wasn't angels singing ! :-)

Suzanne

Suzanne Report 9 Jan 2013 22:01

oh how spooky Brenda.

remember once yrs ago,i was in bed just about going into a nice sleep,and the double doors of my wardrobe flew open and all my shoes fell out, i didnt sleep all night ,because i was to scared to close my eyes.x :-D

Paula+

Paula+ Report 9 Jan 2013 22:25

@Suzzanne :-D :-D :-D :-D they could have been Dancing Queen

Brenda from Wales

Brenda from Wales Report 9 Jan 2013 23:00

Good one Paula....
Suzanne...that reminds me of when we had an earthquake...yes here in N Wales in mid 80s and at 8 30 am the wardrobe unit that was attached to the wall with brackets shook for about a minute...scary!

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 9 Jan 2013 23:08

I often wake up to Abba's Waterloo :-D

Brenda from Wales

Brenda from Wales Report 9 Jan 2013 23:12

At 4.30 in the morning John, :-D

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 9 Jan 2013 23:14

Usually about 1.30 as well. Any chance of this developing into a medical thread for old men? ;-)

Got SOS now!!!!!! Mama Mia!!!

Suzanne

Suzanne Report 9 Jan 2013 23:40

i remember that BRENDA

some of the houses in our estate in Anglesey had their windows broken,i was a very young mother on my own with my newborn baby(hubby was in work) i was terrified. :-D

BrianW

BrianW Report 10 Jan 2013 14:54

We have a clock/radio alarm in the bedroom but only use the clock.
After a power cut a couple of months ago the clock strted flashing, although it shows the time OK, and whater I do I can't stop it.
Damned anoying to OH. She now wants a new clock !

Another power cut this morning and the clock's now showing 06.35, not 14.55, so will have to reset again.
Plus had to restore the computer.

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 10 Jan 2013 19:03

And all the burglar alarms in the road go off, Brian :-( :-(

Hope you slept well last night, Brenda :-) ;-) Dancing round bedroom in early hours not recommended. We matures (not sure that quite describes me) need our sleep :-D

StrayKitten

StrayKitten Report 10 Jan 2013 19:13

when we have power cuts round here my house alarm goes off, not good when it does it during the night :-| :-|