I've been sitting here in the computer room surfing The Gore and doing all of my 'regular' stuff on this machine. K is sleeping on the couch--he is working night shift--and I am trying to be as quiet as possible. That is why I'm in the computer room and not vacuuming, for example. While K WILL sleep through just about anything, I usually don't do much more than have the TV on when he's sleeping off a night shift. That is why I was completely baffled by what has been happening.
While sitting here, I have been hearing 'noises'--like people talking or the cat meowing. (I know, cats don't sound like people, but you've never met my cat.) So, I went exploring to see if I had left the TV on in the kitchen, or if K turned the one on in the living room, or if the cat is getting ready to hack up a hairball and is announcing such. And I found: Nothing. Nada. Absolutely no noises at all. I MUST be losing my mind--and that just means that I WILL be sitting in that purple, padded room very soon in the future.