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Discussion in 'The OT' started by Rich, Mar 1, 2013.
Also solved by not overdrying.....
Thanx, I'll try that.
I do try not to do that. It's not easy being a househusband....:lol:
Oh yes it is! My wife still works as a school teacher. Not that she has to or that we need the money. She does so because she loves doing it. My sleep requirement is half the hours of her's which means I get most of my daily chores done before she gets up, leaving me with most of the day to do with what I want. I prep the evening meals so all she has to do is cook it when she gets home. The dish washer takes care of the clean up leaving the rest of the evening for us to enjoy each other.
Just tried that Tide stuff. I have a greatly diminished sense of smell and it still seems very pungent.
That's pretty much how I live. I do sleep a lot more than you do. Not working (not having to work) is wonderful, no?
Indeed it is. Not having to work was one of the main reasons I chose to invest in income properties after retiring from the Army.
You mean those little one load capsules? I do know you have to put the correct amount of Tide in or it causes terrible itching. Hitchhiked back to Norfolk one night after my mother washed my white uniform and tried to get it really white and put more Tide in the washer than usual. I was in extreme agony from wearing that uniform and really haven't tried Tide since. That was a night I'll never forget.
And there's still not enough hours in the day to do everything I want to do.
You may be sleeping more than you need to. Part of my military training was to find what our minimum sleep requirement was. We had to go to bed at the same hour each night during the training. And we had to go to bed to sleep. No TV, radio, reading, or playing with the wife or girlfriend. Each day we deducted a half hour from our sleep till the day came when you felt your ass was dragging. When that happened you added ten minutes back to your sleep each night until you felt good to go again. That told us what our minimum sleep requirement was. After that you can go to bed any time and still function normally as long as you get your required minimum sleep hours. Mine is five hours.
We never got to sleep on the ships. Between watches and regular work and poker, mostly poker, we just grabbed naps when we could. I can still sleep standing up if I can lodge my body into something that will hold me up.
But, I could get by on 5 hours, I just read myself to sleep every night and take what I can get.
5 hours of uninterupted sleep would be heaven for me now. I'm doing good to get 3-3.5, then SOMETIMES I can get back to sleep. On those short sleep nights, though - I like to take a nap when I get home from work - usually about 30 minutes to an hour. It's gotten bad enough that I now wear a mask over my eyes to block out most light - that helps.
Stressful job, medical condition, some good reason for not being able to sleep?
From laundry to insomnia, amazing how a thread can change... :lol:
No more stressful than I had before (job), I'm just hypersensitive to light and disturbances when I'm sleeping (thank you USN). I'm also getting older and there maybe something that needs a sleep study done for. I can go forever on 5-7 hours of sleep per day. I have seriously considered telling the wife that we don't need a TV in the master bedroom anymore unless there is a chance of serious weather impacting us.
Think that was the Navy, huh? Our sleeping compartment was just above the screws and I still sleep with a pillow over my head. Some things stick with you.
So, to get back to the laundry, I did two loads of clothes using Bounce in the dryer each time, after scrubbing the filter and I ran water over the filter and I got a few puddles! After two loads, no towels. Tomorrow, I get the liquid Downy and try that for a while. After scrubbing the filter, the 2 loads of clothes I did took a lot less time to dry.