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Thunder, schmunder … I needed some sleep

My sleep habits are becoming more and more of a mystery to me. It’s not like I’m up every second night and can’t get to sleep. Most nights I think I get a decent amount of sleep.

It’s just the way I do it that confuses me.

Take Monday night. I went to bed at a reasonable hour, and I’m pretty sure I got to sleep fairly quickly.

I woke up around 1 a.m. and couldn’t get back to sleep, so I got up and fooled around on the computer for a while, then went back to bed.

Got to sleep again, woke up when the alarm went off at 4 a.m. to go in and do the morning Citizen and the weather at 5 a.m. on CFIS.

Pavement looked bare and dry for the most part as I headed downtown. Got in, did the Citizen and the weather and a few other things.

People start to show up, and the first question everyone has is: “What did you think of that storm last night?”

I didn’t know anything about it.

Apparently there was a lot of thunder and lightning and rain in most of the city.

I didn’t hear a thing.

As I think I’ve mentioned before in my column, I may be woken up by thunder and not realize it right away, but if the thunder continues, it will keep me awake for sure.

Now, there are a couple of explanations I have come up with for what happened to my sleep Monday night. First, I slept through almost the entire thunderstorm and was jolted awake by the last bit of thunder. That would explain why I didn’t hear any thunder or see any lightning while I was up, but calls for something of a coincidence that it was the last thunder clap that woke me up.

Second, I woke up during the thunderstorm and the rest of it just didn’t register on me while I was awake and at my computer. I have trouble with that one because I generally hear the thunder quite well, and I wasn’t so preoccupied when I woke up that I would have missed it.

I don’t know what happened Monday night, but I’m kind of glad I didn’t hear the thunder. I tend to stay awake for a while after the storm ends, simply because I’m waiting for the next roll of thunder.

Storms should come with a list of credits, starting with “The End”, so I would know I could go back to sleep.

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