Ask any of my siblings, I can sleep through most anything. I have often had someone ask me the day after a huge storm “Wasn’t that one loud storm?” and all I could say was “What storm?” Not so much for last night.
The night before the first day back at school I always find myself having a hard time falling asleep. Last night was the same, I finally dozed off sometime around 11:00. Just past midnight I was literally jolted out of bed by a thunderclap so close and so loud it shook my house. And then the power went out.
It was windy and cool enough that not having the cooler on was not a problem, but I did have to get up early in the morning with no working alarm clock.
I found my camping light, got my cell phone and set the alarms on it to wake me up in the morning. But not being used to that alarm, I was a little anxious about it. I finally fell asleep sometime around 2:00.
At 4:30 this morning I am jolted awake again, by the power coming back on. Between the lights I had inadvertently left on during the blackout and the kicking on of the swamp cooler, I again was awake. And I couldn’t get back to sleep.
So now it’s just past 6:00, I’m already on my second cup of coffee and looking forward to a day of faculty meetings on just around 3 hours of sleep.