Let The Tears Commence--Things I will miss about Germany 30 Day Countdown
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Day 6: I've been keeping time with these church bells for the last (almost) 5 years. The bells ring every 15 minutes; one ding at 15, 2 at 30, 3 at 45 and 4 on the hour plus an additional number of bells depending on the actual time. The bells begin ringing at 6am (except on Saturday we get an extra hour) and they stop ringing at 10pm. At 5 minutes to 8:00am they start ringing something fierce, as if to call everyone to morning mass. I like this bell because it tells me I've got 5 more minutes before we need to leave the house in the morning.
For the first couple of years I could lay down for a nap with no fear of oversleeping because I could hear the bells and know when it was time to get up. Now, my brain is just used to them and I can sleep right through them.
Every time I leave my house for a run I look up at the clock and then again when I return. I am really going to miss my bell tower, it's beautiful dings and dongs and I will especially miss its 10 minute ringing in of the new year.