Thursday, February 23, 2006


I HATE this bugle call. I never did until we moved here. We have noise issues...I have noise issues. I hate noise, especially when I am sleeping. I am a light sleeper, I hear all sorts of noises in the night. The kids crying or singing (yes, Scotty sings in his sleep sometimes). The people downstairs doing their thing (flushing toilets, etc). The traffic outside the gate, the loud cars, the louder music coming from the cars...EVERYTHING drives me nuts.

But Reveille has to cap it all off. At 6:30 a.m. EVERY morning, including weekends, this is what I hear: REVEILLE. They BROADCAST it over the speakers- which, incidentally, they are NOT supposed to be doing. Oh, and the speakers are on the roof of the building right across the street from us. I may as well have Scott take his trumpet and play it in the parking lot. At least I could appreciate that it was my HUSBAND playing, not some anonymous bugler over a loudspeaker. It totally SUCKS.

Pillow over my head, ear plugs in my ears, the fan running for "white noise"...nothing works. It's going to take me a year to get caught up on all the sleep I have lost while living here. I am now averaging less than 5 hours a night, due to all the noise. Sometimes less on the weekends, since the drunken soldiers start coming home around 3 a.m. and make as much noise as they can. Then, if I'm lucky to go to sleep after THAT, Reveille wakes me up. No wonder I am such a crab in the morning...ugh.


Sue said...

There are special ear plugs that we found on the cruise that are the BEST and can only be found in Europe (well in England and Australia for sure). I get them off ebay now but let me tell ya, D could NOT sleep without them :)LMK and I will get ya a pair :)

Christy said...

I feel so bad for you, we hear the reveille and sometimes it wakes me or WORSE the boys up in the morning, but not that often and we definately don't have the traffic noise you guys have. I don't understand why they put the gate "there" or more so why they made that the only one to enter...oh I forgot they do open up the one close to the PX for what 3 or 4 hrs during the week, of course I doubt most use that and it's not open at 3 AM, and since that one would actually make sense to be the main gate since it's close to the shopping area, there's no HOUSING right there, wouldn't you love to meet the "brains" behind the decisions!

Kimmy said...

Oh, bless your heart! Ugh.

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