Friday, April 25, 2008

...in the wee small hours...

Insomnia rears its ugly head...usually these days this only happens on Sunday nights, maybe once a month or so, but this is the 3rd night this week that sleep has eluded me. Ugh, that's me whining - and in a couple of minutes I'm going to sign off and whine myself to sleep, I hope. Here are some of the things I've been thinking about while I can't sleep...I warn you, this stuff is BORING...

1. The range hood is in; I mean in, as in, waiting for me to pick it up and bring it home, not in as in, installed in my kitchen. But that'll happen soon. The question is, do I have the electrician install it, or do I beg Kath to come over and help me do it? Seriously, which do you think I prefer?
2. This morning I met the contractor who's going to oversee replacing the shower in my bathroom, the final part of that particular long, drawn out, ongoing remodeling project. His name is Jake (good name for a contractor), and he seems very nice and VERY young...early 20's and reminds me a bit of Chris. Jake's wife is a medical assistant who's looking for a better job and we spent some time talking about that...
3. Sam's Club and Walmart announced today that they're putting a limit on the amount of rice people can purchase at each visit in an attempt to keep people from hoarding. There's a world rice shortage right now...I heard this on NPR and we talked about it at lunch today (none of us was eating rice), but the scary thing to me is that the other people I was having lunch with didn't know a thing about it. On the other hand, sometimes I feel like Andie MacDowell in Sex, Lies & Videotape, when she was telling her therapist how she worried about garbage...I think there's a theme here...lying awake at night, worrying about things over which one has no control. Hmmmmmm....
4. I need to start car shopping for a new, used car. My VW has 144,000 miles on it. The engine still runs well (I'm getting 34 mpg, highway driving), but the chick engine light is always on and the speedometer works randomly, and last weekend, at Home Depot, with a cart full of soil and mulch and bedding plants, I discovered that the top is no longer operative. The top is motorized and can't be operated manually...luckily for me, it ceased being operative in the "up" position, 'cause I'd hate to be driving around in the weather we've had recently with the top down...

And on that note, I'm off to try to get some sleep...

6 comments:

Erin said...

I hope you're able to find more sleep than have been finding lately! I hate when I can't fall asleep at night.

PS: I'm a VW gal, as well!

Tammy said...

Dave has this too especially on Sunday nights. It hard to switch life off. I think it's a sign of stess with him.

It's VERY frustrating and makes everthing harder. I call it the cycle of hell.

Big hug and sweet dreams! I heard traveling to the CA mountains and relaxing with a pal can help...just saying. ;)

Anonymous said...

1. electrician

2. Damn, if I didn't have mother transference with that guy I could....

3. Saw a great little indy film on public TV the other night called "King Corn". The US is growing more corn than at any time in its history, however, it is a hybrid that has very little protein, ergo little food value.

It's being used to fatten cattle and make ethanol.

4. The check engine light means nothing. Get the roof fixed, put duct tape over the light At 144K your just getting broke in. My 97 Nissan pickup has 247K.

RJ

Jan said...

I hope you got some sleep. I enjoyed all your wrote about rice, though I do worry about the food crisis in this world. Thanks for visiting me again.

Chris said...

I am very handy around the house with carpentry, flooring, etc, but I hate electricity. I leave that one to the professionals, because it's too easy to make a mistake that will function (light still works, fan turns) but can cause a fire years later due to repeated shorts, arcing, etc.

Your "chick engine" light is on? I think that's sexist;)

Kevin Beamer said...

Insomnia really sucks, most especially if it’s on a Sunday night knowing that the next day’s back to the drift. Hope the long renovation project turned out all well and that the contractor was able to be of great help. Ah wait, maybe you feel like you’re anticipating something but just can’t pinpoint what that is?

@ Chris: LOL Well played at the last line.