I have to work out this morning thing or, well, I don't know exactly what's going to happen - besides M getting kicked out of school for too many tardies and me getting fired for being late too often, which will of course inevitably lead to both of us living under a bridge in a cardboard box and training the dogs to go out and steal for us, which they won't do very well, naturally, so we'll probably starve - but it's going to be ugly. The best system I can come up with involves a whole bunch of alarm clocks strategically located around the house, set to go off at 15 minute intervals. Since we currently don't seem to own even one working alarm clock and we're broke as all get out, this solution is unlikely for at least another couple of weeks. It's a bitch and it's terrible to realize that you can wake up at 6:45 am and still manage to be an hour late to work - that was yesterday. Or you can be half an hour early, unshowered, hair unbrushed and clothes a bit dubious - today. Damn start of the school year.