It’s the wee hour of Tuesday morning.
(not really, it’s only 12:30 a.m.; I just wanted to start the first line with a dramatic beat!)
I cannot sleep.
For one, my sinus is not really helping me right now, and it’s hard to lay down; I have to sit up to breathe. Two, Mr. O is not here, and it’s hard for me to fall asleep when he is away for work. And three, I am a lone fox on a night shift checking on the boys because they still have that lingering cold virus and some dry cough.
Last but not least, there is an annoying two-beat sound, not creepy, but faint and yet very annoying sound keep echoing the apartment complex. It’s like a tune bug; it creeps into my head without me even sending an invitation. This is not the first time the sound appears, but has been repeated around 8 to 10 p.m. at night for months. It’s past mid-night, and that damn annoying sound is up in the air again. Mr. O and I have been curious trying to detect the actual source of that sound for months too, but came up with no conclusive answer for what it actually is.
I have a few postulations — the sound of a clothes dryer’ balls hitting the wall of the dryers while in motion (many apartments have the washers and dryers in the balcony’s closet); someone has a god-damn annoying parrot and is teaching that pet to repeat that two-beat sound; and a night crew working on either the construction of a much anticipated grad-school student residence village or of the new rails two blocks away from here in the opposite direction. I don’t think construction noise could be reduced to only that two-beat sound but my guess is as solid as thin air.
Whatever it is — it’s very annoying every single night. It stops now at the time I am writing this paragraph, but I am sure it will be back up again in a few minutes.
I become neurotic of this weird sound every night, too. I keep telling Mr. O to ask the people in the property management office if they know about this annoying sound. I don’t think he did it yet, or else I would have the answer by now.
P.S. It’s been 10 minutes, and the sound has vanished. It might come back soon, or it might not. I hope it won’t, so I can get that sound out of my head and fall asleep.