Today was my first day of school in Germany, and let me say...it was STRESSFUL!!! School at the Univ. of Applied Sciences in Coburg starts at 8:15 am. I had planned to get up at 5:50 am, so I could get ready in a leasurely pace and take the hour that it takes for me to drive there nice and slow - without too much stress. So as I was sleeping last night, I woke up a few times because I was nervous I was going to oversleep. So I wake up one of those times, and look at my alarm clock (which is new) and see that it says 5:34 am. I was like "Okay, I still have some time to sleep...wait, why is it so light outside??" So I look at the other clock in my room, and it said... 7:00am!!!!! I jumped out of bed, got dressed, half-assed brushed my hair and flew out of the door. I sped the whole way there, usually 140kmph in 100kmph zones :shame: I called the main office of my department and asked if it would be a big deal if I was 10 or so minutes late, and she said no since they're having an information session first. I got to school right at 8:15 and ran into my building - and everyone was still there waiting, so I hadn't missed anything...Thank God!! After that, the day was pretty okay.. I looked like a slob, but I didn't have any other choice! Hopefully I will look better tomorrow, lol. And the problem was: The new alarm clock I have is set up for 110/220 50/60 power. Well, i just set it to 220/60 becuase I figured that was the right thing to do. But apprently there wasn't enough power going to the alarm clock, because when I looked at it this afternoon after I re-set it, it had already lost 10 minutes in about 30 minutes time. So I adjusted it to 220/50 and now it seems to be running just fine. Just in case, I set my 2nd alarm clock for tomorrow too. In case one doesn't go off - the other will!