Friday, February 24, 2012

So Tired!

I did not get much sleep last night, and I am really starting to feel it, as I knew I would. I think I turned the lights out just after midnight, as I had to finish the book I was reading. When I climbed into bed around 10pm, I intended to finish the chapter I was on and that was it. Except-- I was so near the end, I couldn't put it down and next thing I knew it was midnight. No problem. I could still get six hours of sleep in before the alarm went off.

Yeah, right.

Not in my building, and especially not with snow coming down all night. Some cretin down the hall woke me up at 2:30 in the morning. At first I thought it was one of the inconsiderate idiots in the building rudely stomping outside my apartment again, but when I heard the noise again, it sounded like someone was beating on or kicking the back door in an attempt to gain entry. Seriously? In the middle of the night, people? Needless to say, I was NOT happy.

So, I manage to get back to sleep and the next thing I know the stupid maintenance guy that lives upstairs was waking me up, plowing. At 4:30am! Again--NOT HAPPY. And he couldn't just plow a straight line down the main driveway and be done with it. Oh, no. That would be too easy and not quite as noisy. Instead he was dragging the snow from the dead end down the drive, and then pushing it down the service road between two buildings. Which makes an ungodly metal-on-asphalt scraping noise. And he kept this up for nearly an hour.

The worst of it is, when I left this morning, it didn't even look like they had plowed! See for yourself--does that street look cleared to you? Ugh!

One thing is certain, though. The heavy, wet snow draping the trees sure looked pretty this morning. It made me want to take my camera out for a walk instead of going in to work. I had to settle for snapping a few pics once I got in, like the one below.

Perhaps if I get home before dark tonight I will take a short walk, only a couple blocks or so, and see if I can get a few good pics. Maybe. If I can muster the energy. Think anyone would notice if I took a short nap?


Jana said...

Interrupted sleep sucks. :-(

Love the snow draped trees. Hope you're able to get that photo walk in later. I'd give you a boost of energy but I'm fresh out. *ggg*

Heather said...

Doesn't it?!

And hey--I thought you were Energy Girl these days? *g*

Shelley Munro said...

No wonder you're tired! You're right about the trees looking pretty though. I hope the walk clears away some of the cobwebs for you!

Heather said...

I ended up not going for a walk after work Friday. By the time I got home the wind was blowing at 25mph--gusts strong enough to knock you right over. It was really irritating me when I was trying to watch TV later, as it kept disrupting my signal. I did get outside briefly Saturday, though.

Jana said...

Energy girl? Not quite. The spirit is willing but the flesh is tired. lol