The clock radio played/t/ soft music, but it sounded/id/ far away to Howard. At last, he opened/d/ his eyes, rolled/id/ over, and looked/t/ at the clock. He turned/d/ away and started/id/ to go back to sleep when suddenly he realized/t/ that it was already eight o’clock. He was late. He jumped/d/ out of bed, quickly shaved/t/, brushed/d/ his teeth, combed/id/ his hair, and got dressed/d/. He’d wanted/id/ to take a shower, but decided/id/ that there wasn’t enough time. He rushed/d/ down the stairs and into the kitchen. He hated/id/ being late. Hurriedly, he fixed/d/ breakfast-coffee and a toasted/id/ English muffin (no time for his usual fried/d/ egg)-and raced/d/ out the door. He started/id/ his car and had just pulled/d/ out the driveway when the thought popped/id/ into his mind: it was Saturday; he didn’t have to go to work after all. He slowly returned/d/, climbed/t/ the stairs, changed/t/ his clothes, and went back to bed again.