Friday, March 06, 2009
The Never Ending Night
That would be Wednesday night.
Here in Paraguay we had experienced several days with temperatures over 100*F and this seems to sap the, uh, politeness, out of everyone. We all seem to get testy and are easily annoyed and irritated and show it towards one another.
Wednesday night my husband had a deacons meeting at the church, so I decided to hit the sack early. I had started a new book, just a mindless mystery. I headed to bed with my book around 10 pm planning to read for 30 or 40 minutes or so.
Of course, I got wrapped up in the book and was still reading when my husband got home, so we chatted for a bit. I picked up the book, planning to finish the few pages left of the chapter, when...
ZAP! Out go the lights.
OK, no more reading for that night. After only a few moments, the heat built up inside the house to reach 88*F. UUGGHH! Not conducive to sleep. We spent a few hours tossing and turning, dozing a moment or two here and there.
I saw lightening and I got up to unplug all the computers and other appliances so that they would not get fried. All this in the dark with only flashes of light from the lightning!
Back to bed. While the electricity was out, it seemed the mosquitoes moved into the house and were all buzzing around my ears. The only way to stop the buzz was to complete tuck my head under the sheets! But that was too hot... Got up to swat a few of the evil doers!!!
Then it seems that the lights came back on. A rude awakening for sure! Bright lights, buzzing fans, humming AC, but a welcome wake up, I assure you.
I was just drifting off to sleep when I heard a buzzing sound in my room. It took awhile for me to realize it was my husband's cell phone on vibrate resting on the dresser. It nearly worked itself off and on to the floor. Caught it just in time.
Lets try this again!!! I finally fell into a good sleep when I hear another buzz. At this point, I no longer cared what it was! It could have been bombs bursting over head and I would not have budged! But not so my husband! After several buzzes, he decides it is my phone and heads to the closet to get it out of my purse. But I have MANY purses and men can never find anything in a lady's purse! So after several minutes of banging and mumbling...he starts throwing my purses out into the living room! That's when I realized it was my phone. And my phone was not in the closet. My phone was not even in the room. My phone was in the living room. So I got up, climbed over the pile of purses and turned it off. It was a stupid text message from the phone service at 4am.
WHAT WERE THEY THINKING????
I went back to bed, but my husband, who normally rises at 4:30 am decided to stay up and start his day. For the next half hour, I listened to him prepare for the day. When he drove off an hour later, headed to the park for his morning walk, well, I was kind of glad to see him go!!!
I tried to sleep again but...it was not meant to be... and that is my tale of a Mid Summer's Eve in Paragauy!