Thanks very much for your post and kind feedback.
Unfortunately you have uncovered a restriction in the free version of Kirby Alarm. When I originally wrote the program years ago I did not think about allowing multiple alarms. I also thought that bringing the pop up note to the top when it was first executed was sufficient. How wrong I was.
So..in the free version of kirby alarm you can only have one note popped up at time.
You must close the popped up note before any other alarms will be executed, otherwise it would appear that kirby alarm is not responding.
You don't need to delete the TPS files. You just need to close the popped up alarm.
The pro version of kirby alarm does not have this restriction. ie Multiple alarms will pop up. The position on the screen of each note will be staggered so you can see them.
With regard to your comment about the original application retaining focus I will see what can be done in the pro version.
For more details on the pro version check out http://www.kirbyfooty.com/html/kirby_alarm_pro.html
You can try the pro version for free for 30 days and updates to the pro version are free for TWO years from the date of purchase.