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Old 06-23-2020, 11:01 PM
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But who the heck at age 52 stays up until 3:00 am talking on the phone???

My brother has been staying with me now for 3 weeks due to my mom having coronavirus. Every night he is up late till around 1:30. then itís been 2:30 and now itís almost 3:00 am and heís still up and on the phone. Smh

I am a midnight snacker and am an insomniac. Iím stuck in my room. It sucks.

I canít wait to be able to be nekkid and sprawled out on the couch, eating my midnight snacks, and surfing the web in my living room. For now, I can only dream!
Oh wait, canít sleep so canít dream, dang. Ok so Iíll wish. I can always wish !


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Old 06-24-2020, 03:14 AM
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Iíd be more concerned about who a 52-year-old is talking to on the phone at 3 AM .
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Old 06-24-2020, 03:37 AM
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Oh so frustrating! Iíve been having issues with insomnia the last month or so. Itíd drive me crazy not to be able to get up and wander around.
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Old 06-24-2020, 04:26 AM
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Not petty. I’m more territorial now that I live alone. I guess I’ve outgrown sharing space. I really enjoyed (before virus) having houseguests, but I adore having my space to myself.

Could your brother think he’s being considerate by taking his noise to the living room? If yes, just tell him to keep to his room please.
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Old 06-24-2020, 04:53 AM
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Since he's living with you, maybe ask him to do his calls in his room.


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Old 06-24-2020, 05:26 AM
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CatLove- lol... yes he is talking with a prospective "friend"

Yes we had talked about where it would be better to have a private conversation and he decided the living room. She is a night owl so not a prob. However, because of my insomnia, each night I am waiting for him to go to his room so I can go downstairs and do my thing. 1:30 became 2:00, then 2:30, and now 3:00.

That's not a night owl- that is a vampire lol ! 3:00 am!!
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Old 06-24-2020, 06:22 AM
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Maybe you being in the kitchen and common areas while heís on the phone will encourage him to go to his room. I would try not to change my routine because if this. However, I would put some clothes on. Lol.
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Old 06-24-2020, 09:03 AM
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Old 06-24-2020, 09:11 AM
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That visual is cracking me up. I can't say I've ever wanted to be naked while I was eating and surfing the web in my living room, but now I'm wondering if I'm missing out on something!

I think I'd ask him to take his phone calls to his room and give him the heads up on your wanderings.
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Old 06-24-2020, 10:03 AM
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I would be blunt with him and say he needs to be in his room at curfew, which is midnight.🤣

If that doesn't work then I would do my thing. Clothes or no clothes us your choice!🤣


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Old 06-24-2020, 12:37 PM
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Well that stinks! I like my privacy. I also am an insomniac. I definitely think I understand your position. Hope you get to relax soon!
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Old 06-24-2020, 01:35 PM
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Sorry Susan for that visual- lol. That is what is so great about living alone- I dnt have to do laundry as much, hahaha.

Well, the stinker woke up at s today and he actually brought it up about how late "she" kept "him" up... lol.

So we got it worked out.
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Old 06-24-2020, 02:01 PM
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Glad it got worked out! It's hard to have visitors, I think!

My husband, who is older than 52, frequently goes to bed 3-5am. I'm pretty sure he's not on the phone with a potential love interest If he is, more power to him. I often go to bed between 2 and 3am because I do my best work late at night and because it's hard to fight everyon else's late clocks in a world where we can all sleep in most of the time. If anyone else were up at that time, I maybe would talk on the phone to them!
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Old 06-24-2020, 02:06 PM
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All I can think of is that Jake from State Farm commercial where the wife asks him who he's talking to at 3 am or whatever time it is.
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Old 06-24-2020, 03:15 PM
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It's tough to have to share a space and not be able to do stuff that you are accustomed to doing. Tell him to have his conversation outside where nobody can hear him.

QUOTE]My brother has been staying with me now for 3 weeks due to my mom having coronavirus.[/QUOTE]
Wishing your mom a quick recovery.
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Old 06-25-2020, 05:52 AM
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Thank you CVT.She's doing fine now and doctor said after 3 days of the test, my brother can go to their house. So we are looking at Friday or Saturday.

I do need to clarify as I was lazy in my first post- it was easier just to say she had it than to explain the whole thing. She was tested positive, doc didn't believe it, she got sick- fever up to 104, went to er and they said it wasnt covid but a strain of the flu. She had fever, body aches, fatigue, and serious muscular pain in her legs but not lung issues. So like my mother to be an enigma, lol.
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Old 06-25-2020, 04:18 PM
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I canít wait to be able to be nekkid and sprawled out on the couch, eating my midnight snacks, and surfing the web in my living room.
Iím pretty sure if you did sprawl out on your couch nekkid, your brother would clear out of the room really fast. I know mine would.
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