Saturday, July 4, 2020

A Long Sleep (for ME)

I was a light sleeper when I was a kid. I knew that had changed when I was able to take a nightly nap at the starting end of the jet runway at the Pittsburgh Airport 38 years ago. These days, I usually sleep for 60-90 minutes and then get up, drain and return to sleep. Last night, I was up until 3AM watching “Murder She Wrote” and got to sleep about 3:30. Imagine my surprise when I woke up and it was daylight and 6:30AM! I was still in the same place in the bed and the same position as when I’d laid down.

As I was draining, my phone rang and it was my upset wife. She’d rang the “servants bell” four times, beat on the ceiling and the stairs with my cane and I still hadn’t responded. She was literally afraid that I’d croaked in my sleep. I suspect that her efforts brought me to wakefulness, but not quickly enough that I remembered them. I haven’t slept for three hours straight in years! Anyway, the dog needed taken out, so I did the deed and returned to finish my sleep, getting up at 10:30. Copyright 7/4/2020

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