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Lately I've been waking up on the hour, every hour between 11:00 PM and 5:00 AM so I can relate to Philemon. Thank goodness for me I can go right back to sleep or go take care of business and then go right back to sleep.

Yesterday (Tuesday) was particularly tough as on Tuesdays Timmothy and I go to a Men's Bible Study that starts at 6:45 AM. Thank goodness they had coffee ready and waiting.

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Michael Elliott
Fathom Realty - Burlington Township, NJ
Burlington, New Jersey Residential Sales

Every day we do wake up, it is a blessing, for sure!  Have a great day!

May 22, 2024 03:07 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

I agree Michael Elliott and I feel bad for those who do not count a new day as a blessing.

May 22, 2024 08:35 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Bob. I wake up a lot during the night. Sometimes I can go back to sleep and sometimes not. The great thing is I wake up on the right side of the grass. Enjoy your day. 

May 22, 2024 03:42 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

Yup. I see each new day as my being closer to seeing Grandchildren. I am so eager for that blessing alone.

May 22, 2024 08:37 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I feel your pain, Bob. Right now, the pain from my hips keeps me up most nights. I'm surviving on about two hours of sleep per night... or as I said to my husband, two hours of passing out.

May 22, 2024 04:24 AM
Kat Palmiotti

That stinks Nina Hollander, Broker - is your surgery coming up soon?

May 22, 2024 04:51 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Kat Palmiotti hi Kat... this is the summer of surgeries in the Hollander household. My left hip replacement is scheduled for June 3rd. On July 2nd my husband goes in for a corneal transplant for his right eye. My right hip will be replace late summer, although no date has yet been set.

May 22, 2024 04:53 AM
Kat Palmiotti

I will be sending you good thoughts on June 3rd Nina Hollander, Broker !

May 22, 2024 05:23 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Kat Palmiotti Thank you sooo much

May 22, 2024 06:00 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

Oh boy Nina Hollander, Broker I feel for both you and your husband. I know we discussed pain pills earlier and if I did not have them I would have gotten much less sleep BUT as also discussed earlier one needs to find a balance of laxatives to take with them. 

May 22, 2024 08:51 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Bob "RealMan" Timm with less than two weeks to go before surgery, I'm not allowed any pain pills or vitamins or minerals. Just have to tough it out.

May 22, 2024 08:58 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

I was not allowed to take any kind of blood thinner for 10 days before surgery which puts me at risk of another heart attach Nina Hollander, Broker .

May 22, 2024 09:44 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Bob,

Good that you can usually go back to sleep when waking up during the night. I've been staying up a little later and find I don't wake up during the night,

May 22, 2024 04:52 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

I'd like to try that Dorie Dillard Austin TX but both my wife and I are so exhausted by 10:00 PM we have to go to bed. And then there is that fact that we get up at 5:50 AM and it's still hard to get up.

May 22, 2024 08:54 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Kudos to you for getting out of the house and making a 6:45 appointment! When working in corporate America I was often out of the house very early, especially on days where I needed to hop on a plane to get to a 9 or 10am meeting somewhere else. Now? It's rare that I agree to be anywhere early in the morning!

May 22, 2024 04:52 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

WOW Kat Palmiotti I don't think I ever needed to fly to an appointment. That sounds very exciting. My early hours were set mostly by my desire to eat diner with my family every night.

May 22, 2024 09:26 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I wake up pretty early on a daily basis as the norm, but sometimes for whatever reason I wake up even earlier and can't go back to sleep.

May 22, 2024 04:55 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

I get that Brian England and I think if I wanted to stay up for an hour or two after waking in the middle of the night I could do that as well.

May 22, 2024 09:28 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Great information. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your week!

Bill Salvatore, Realtor- Arizona Elite Properties

May 22, 2024 05:02 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

Thank you Bill Salvatore - East Valley I hope you have a good week as well.

May 22, 2024 09:31 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055 - Downingtown, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

When Annie works in the office, three days a week we get up at 5.30, and the other two  mornings at 6.30, that extra hour feels wonderful.

May 22, 2024 07:01 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 once in a while I take an extra hour off and it does make a huge difference.

May 22, 2024 09:36 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Bob and glad they had coffee at the Bible Study class.  I wake up in the middle of the night and look at the clock and turn over and out like a light again.


May 22, 2024 10:21 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

I am very familiar with the roll over and start again Will Hamm . It's only annoying when you were having a good dream.

May 22, 2024 11:26 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I usually wake around 1:30 am, and remain awake for an hour or two.  I use to fret about it, but now I just get up and do chores around the house, or practice DuoLingo.

May 22, 2024 05:21 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

At least you found a way to make it work Myrl Jeffcoat . Your solution sure beats tossing and turning for an hour or two.

May 22, 2024 06:39 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Bob, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Clubgroup!  

May 22, 2024 05:21 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

Myrl Jeffcoat thank you for the feature in the  Old Farts Clubgroup!  I am always proud to be here.

May 22, 2024 06:35 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Well my friend I loved your post and I do get up not every hour just every other hour for the same reasons:) of course I blame Diane and the animals for waking me up:))and I am grateful when she wakes me up in the morning another day here in Paradise Los Angeles CA:)Endre

May 22, 2024 09:56 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Thanks Endre Barath, Jr. . When Baby (my dog) wakes me up she gets a quick trip to her kennel unless I can tell she really needs to go out. When Carol snores I either nudge her or had to my recliner to continue my unconscious bliss.

May 23, 2024 06:42 AM