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What’s keeping you awake?

  • 16-07-2023 12:15am
    Registered Users Posts: 524 ✭✭✭ottolwinner

    It’s time for bed for many but what’s keeping you from going?

    You've gone as bed but aren’t going to sleep what’s keeping you awake?



  • Registered Users Posts: 443 ✭✭BagofWeed

    Very bad news and I hope some of ye can pray. It's not for me but someone very close to me.

  • Registered Users Posts: 524 ✭✭✭ottolwinner

    Sorry to hear that bag of weed. Hope those you’re thinking of have support and comfort.

  • Registered Users Posts: 14,075 ✭✭✭✭cj maxx


  • Registered Users Posts: 524 ✭✭✭ottolwinner

    For real cj? Is that something diagnosed and how does it bother you?

  • Registered Users Posts: 443 ✭✭BagofWeed

    Sound. Just browsing here and on reddit while waiting on news. Bag packed as it could be a long lonely 2 hour drive yet. Keep safe, everyone.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,012 ✭✭✭Lewis_Benson

    The fact that both cars are giving bother and going to be an expensive fix.

    And that there are 2 leaks in the roof of the house, and I can't get hold of a roofer to look at it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 524 ✭✭✭ottolwinner

    Cars are an eternal cost. Times I wish I didn’t need one.

    Could you have a look at the roof yourself?

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,012 ✭✭✭Lewis_Benson

    I've already redone some of the pointing between one of the tiles and the lead flashing, there's still water coming in from somewhere I can't see.

    Had solar panels installed last Feb and started to notice small water spots on the walls a couple of months ago, I was putting it down to Condensation coming from the bathroom., but I found there was water getting in near where one array was installed, that's the one I have tried to repair but is still leaking. Cause and effect I think, I'm going to get the installers back to sort it.

    The other leak was actually dripping in from the sitting room ceiling today, we were down west for a couple of nights away. Something made me look at the CCTV from my phone, glad I did now, had to make the 2 and a half hour trek home.

    Clutch is gone in one car, and a sensor in the other.

    All bad timing really, need to have a car working for Monday as the wife has a job Interview.

    I'm very pissed off about it all, I'm usually the positive one in these situations.

  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators Posts: 10,292 Mod ✭✭✭✭Jim2007

    Old age, I just don’t need as much sleep anymore. These days I never sleep more than five hours.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,624 ✭✭✭Montage of Feck

    Unresting death


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,926 ✭✭✭Andrea B.

    Just about everything...

  • Registered Users Posts: 14,075 ✭✭✭✭cj maxx

    5 hours !! You’re lucky. Join the MS club and we’re lucky to get 2/3

  • Registered Users Posts: 524 ✭✭✭ottolwinner

    Sleep deprivation is an awful thing. I used to have to endure it with work but thankfully a thing of the past.

    you can never catch up on it.

    I had planned an early night but have a form to fill in online. They always take way longer than expected

  • Registered Users Posts: 91 ✭✭johannmall

    My neighbourinos ! Whose offspring busted 24 roof tiles and left me flabbergasted as to where the leaks were coming from ! Only I caught them it ended & they drape themselves over balconies stlinking of weed , mortgage payers are dopes!

  • Registered Users Posts: 524 ✭✭✭ottolwinner

    sounds like you have your work cut out there.

  • Registered Users Posts: 91 ✭✭johannmall

    I approached the housing association but was told he wouldn't email 600 tenants! I've gotta say it made my life miserable, however collating one of them & promising his folks would pay for a new roof has resolved it ! Well , no more busted tiles , but roof will have to come off & ceilings replaced ! It's just not right !

  • Registered Users Posts: 91 ✭✭johannmall

    Oh , for the DIY man ! TEC 7 ,is what sorted all the split tiles out & is waterproof !

  • Registered Users Posts: 375 ✭✭tamara25

    I’ve no problem falling asleep, my problem is waking up too early.. I would be tempted to stay up during the night & sleep during the day. I find the mornings very difficult

  • Registered Users Posts: 443 ✭✭BagofWeed

    Some good news today and thanks. A rotten few days but thank f for modern medicine and the great staff at Limerick UH and Cork UH.

  • Registered Users Posts: 524 ✭✭✭ottolwinner

    good to hear good news.

    having a lazy evening turned night. Watching mindless tv and playing music between cups of tea.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 200 ✭✭Dynomutt

    Delayed sleep phase syndrome.

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,344 ✭✭✭✭Collie D

    Power outage setting off neighbouring alarms.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,419 ✭✭✭apache

    Have always had a problem with sleep. I wish I could have a restful nights sleep. Wide awake here. Think I'll get up and make myself a fried egg sandwich.

  • Registered Users Posts: 524 ✭✭✭ottolwinner

    Jaysus is that not a bit extreme if you can’t sleep? Was that the breakfast then?

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,535 ✭✭✭jaffa20

    I hear you. Especially during the summer for some reason. I seem to only get 6-7 hours during summer. Throughout winter, I'd easily sleep for 9 hours or more!

  • Registered Users Posts: 524 ✭✭✭ottolwinner

    I’d love to get 9 hours. It hasn’t happened in years. My Fitbit shows me only getting 6 hours avg any week.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,301 ✭✭✭daithi7

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,419 ✭✭✭apache

  • Registered Users Posts: 36 berniegirl

    Trying to find a job!

    I’m awake since 2am!

    I’ve a 2nd interview tomorrow and I’m sick with worry. I’ve been a stay at home mum for so long and the transition back to work is awful. I really want to go back for my self worth (and the money is badly needed!) but by God has my confidence taken a beating. I’m actually worried that I’ll get this job. I don’t really want it. It sounds lovely but it’s a really long day (9-6) plus 25 minutes commute each way.

    I’ve had interviews for public service jobs and passed and on list but it’s taking forever to get an actual position ( which may never even come up!)

    anyways it’s small fish compared to other peoples lives. Wishing you all sweet dreams soon!

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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,711 ✭✭✭✭Dial Hard

    Best of luck, BG. I got a job offer on Monday after 10 months out of work and the relief is unreal. I had done *so* many interviews and just couldn't get anything over the line so I absolutely know what you mean about your confidence being on the floor.

    I really hope you get this. I know 9-6 probably seems like a bit of a shock to the system after being at home for so long, but it's really only half an hour longer than most people's working day, and 25 minutes commuting is nowt. It takes me an hour to get into town on the bus and I live 6km away from Stephen's Green!

    Consider this job a stepping stone back to working life. Get the head down for a year for the sake of your CV and then start looking for something that suits you better. Good luck!

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