[Parts of this thread copied from our old forum]
Dec 11 2010
zonk wrote: Just wanted to wish every one happy holidays
Dec 11 2010, 06:30 PM
Thank You, Zonk... All the Best to you and yours also..Good Healthy Sleeping for 2011.
Dec 11 2010, 08:28 PM
Merry Christmas to all!
...and a Happy New Year, too!
Sleep well in 2012
To all: a very happy holiday season and a prosperous new year in every area of your life!
Dec 12 2010, 06:27 PM
Two Nights Before Christmas
Two nights before Christmas, in Sleeper's warm house,
No one was posting, no clicks of a mouse.
My hose was hung 'side my bed with great care,
and mask gently hissing; no straps pulled my hair.
The dog was quite settled, all snug in her bed,
While visions of dog treats danced in her head.
Wifey had her pillow, and I, my C-PAP,
We just settled down for a long winter’s nap.
When from my computer there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the keyboard I flew in a flash,
Put in my password, then hit "enter" in a dash.
An email, marked "urgent" popped up on my screen,
The heading "NEED HELP!" could easily be seen.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a message from Santa, addressed to me, quite clear!
I read it with doubt, twice through, but quick,
I knew from then on it must be St Nick.
"My CPAP is broken", it began at the top,
"I need Apnea Board help, else Christmas will be a flop!"
"No sleep since Thanksgiving," the message proceeded,
"I must sleep tonight, your help-- sorely needed!"
I wondered - wrong pressure, broke hose or a mask on too tight?
Humidity, filter, perhaps a setting not right?
"Please call me right now..." near the end of the note,
A phone number I saw, that Santa had wrote.
I picked up my handset, dialed slowly with care,
Wondering whether he'd answer, I was on the edge of my chair.
And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the phone
A jolly old voice, familiar in tone.
"Ho-Ho, thanks for calling!" Santa Claus roared,
"I tried to get online, to post on your Board".
"The Web up here is so slow due to cold,"
"My computer runs '98, it's really quite old".
"SuperSleeper, please help me", the old elf did plea,
"I'm a digital-newbie, helpless as a North-Poler can be!"
His voice was tired and sad for a jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I heard him, in spite of myself!
I blinked my eyes, then shook my whole head,
"Dear Santa", I began, "You have nothing to dread".
A few minutes then passed; he explained what was wrong.
His skills somewhat lacking, but I helped him along.
We found the main issue, in quite a quick snap.
He forgot to plug it in - I mean the C-PAP.
He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
Slammed the plug in the outlet with a firm and quick jerk.
The machine turned on - pressure filled up the hose,
And Santa yelled out- "Ho-Ho! There she blows!"
"Much thanks to you, friend!" he chortled with glee,
"Now I must get along, to decorate my tree".
With a click the call ended, but the phone was not dead;
I could hear noise in the background, Santa heading for bed:
"I must first get some sleep, to renew my old soul",
"Else children awaken Christmas morn' - with nothing but coal."
I listened, intent, to the sounds on the phone,
A tired old Santa, falling asleep; a sigh, then a groan.
He laid calm for a bit, then spoke softly once more,
"Christmas is saved, my CPAP's restored".
I hung up my phone, feeling real joy,
A needy child will now get a gift or a toy.
The next night as I slept, I faintly did hear,
Tiny raindeer hooves on my rooftop; it was quite clear.
I jumped out of my bed, ran to a snowy front lawn,
Turned around and looked up, but the sleigh had withdrawn.
I returned to the house and plopped down in my chair,
Pondering what had just happened - a very odd affair.
Then I heard a voice, afar off, from the sleigh in-flight:
"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!"
Dec 23 2011, 06:19 AM
a year passed since posting this message.
Happy holidays to everyone and
Dec 23 2011, 09:44 AM
Dec 23 2011, 06:30 PM
wow. all the fancy replies. lol
well being a red neck Albertan I will attempt this.
To everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!
Dec 23 2011, 07:19 PM
No matter whether the post was a year ago or ten years ago..
TOO ALL:: It's time for a MERRY CHRISTMAS ...
The lucky ones from "Down Under" get to open their gifts before we do in US.
Dec 24 2011, 08:12 PM
jeffy1958 wrote: Merry Christmas To All
Can't keep a good man down...
Looks like you all might get some flurries for Christmas up in God's Country, Jeff...
Looks like here in Indiana we ain't gonna have a white Christmas.
But, at least I don't have to shovel this weekend. That's good.
Merry Christmas to you and your family, my friend!
Dec 24 2011, 09:46 PM
Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!!!!!