Thursday, April 5, 2012

Catching up on sleep

I used to love Daylight Saving Time. Used to. The sun would set later and there is more daylight for fun outside. Now that I wake up at 1:15AM in the morning for work though...well, this has changed my thought process on DST. During winter I would try to get to bed around 7:15 PM so I could get 6 hours of sleep if I fell asleep as soon as I hit the bed, which never happened. Well now that the sun is up later I keep pushing back the time I try laying down. Yesterday I was crazily tired and after going on about four or five hours of sleep a night for the last couple weeks, I finally decided to take a nap. I laid down on the couch yesterday, turned on The Office, and I was out like a lamp for four hours. Of course that meant that I didn't get to bed until 9:30 last night, but at least I did get some sleep to make up for all my "daylight-soaking-in." I hate sleeping during the middle of the day, but at least I get to spend the evenings with my wife if I do nap in the afternoon. Despite all the extra sleep, I overslept six out of my seven alarms this morning. I have a seventh on my phone to tell me to get out the door at 2:10AM and that one actually got me out of bed. Didn't stop moving and was ahead of schedule by 3AM. Gotta love frantic mornings, but things are much calmer now.

I started walking out the door this morning and then turned around to grab a jacket. Temperatures are in the low 40's and upper 30's so it will be a cool start to the day. This afternoon will not be a lot warmer as we only top out in the mid 50's with slowly clearing clouds. Overnight lows for Friday and Saturday morning with near freezing temps so you will need to cover up the plants across the Ohio Valley. Highs will jump back into the low-mid 60's for Easter weekend and rain only a very slight chance on Easter Sunday. A slightly better chance, but still a small chance, for rain will be Monday and Tuesday as a second cold front will drop our temperatures back to the chilly/frosty setting by the middle of next week.

Andrew Buck Michael

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