Last night as I laid in bed I could hear the wind blowing outside. I could feel the cold air coming in through the cracks of my window and I could see the moon shining brightly above the trees. I was grateful for my shelter, happy to be tucked inside a warm bed and glad I wasn’t outside where it was 3 degrees below zero with winds gusting up to 15 miles per hour. Maybe that was why I slept so peacefully until I rolled over and looked at the alarm clock.
"Why is it 6:30 AM?" (I asked this question out loud as I tried to figure out what was going on and why the alarm hadn’t gone off. The alarm is usually set for 5:30 AM so I have time to get the kids out to the bus stop by 6:30 AM.)
"Mike, get up and get Josh ready, we gotta go now!" I sprang out of bed, yelled downstairs to Abby to just get dressed and get in the car as I rushed around the room pulling on clothes and shoes.
Mike was a bit dazed as he went downstairs saying, "You’re going to try and make the bus? Oh yeah, your clock is ten minutes fast."
Ten minutes later, real time 6:30 AM, I was handing out trail mix for breakfast and Trident for tooth brushing to the kids on the bus. I was amazed at how quickly and smoothly the kids got ready and how it didn’t even seem to phase them.
As I crawled back into my warm bed I said to Mike, "That was easy, why don’t we do that every morning?"
The reason the alarm clock didn’t go off was because of a power outage yesterday afternoon. Mike reset the time on the clock and I reset the alarm on the clock. I didn’t pay attention to a small detail when I was setting the alarm. It turns out the clock said it was AM and when I set the alarm I just set it to the opposite of what the time was, which meant my alarm was set for PM. I imagine the alarm would have gone off around 5:30 this afternoon if I hadn’t noticed!