Have you ever read those articles about how to get a good night’s sleep? All the strategies and things you should and shouldn’t do?
I believe the top 3 are:
1. No tv.
2. No computer.
3. Lots of dark.
Let’s see how many of those rules Himself and I can break. I’m feeling pretty optimistic, aren’t you?
So, let’s see…TV? Yep. 29″ flatscreen. CHECK!
Computer? iMac and all home office accessories. CHECK!
Dark. How are we doing on dark.
Well first, there’s our clock. We try to make sure that emergency aircraft can navigate at night by our timepieces.
We also have the router, which is actively pursuing species reassignment because it thinks it’s a Christmas tree mistakenly born into the body of a media device.
There’s an office phone on my desk, and about two months ago it started blinking. And we can’t figure out how to make it stop.
A couple months ago in a fit of cell-signal rage we purchased a mini-tower so our phones could serve some purpose other than phone-shaped paperweights. Where does this perkily blinking thing live? The bedroom.
And of course we can’t forget that lovely staple of household entertainment, the satellite receiver. In a normal house, this would live in a living or family room. Because our house was apparently wired for media devices with used dental floss, ours has to live in the bedroom.
Then there are various iPods, phones, cd-players, printers, laptops, and disgruntled Vegas lightbulbs that at various times in the middle of the night turn themselves on, or off, or decide to blink “EAT AT JOE’S” in morse code to low-orbiting space ships.