Lightning & Thunder & Bears, Oh My!
But actually, we did then get an entertaining show. As we crawled into bed, there began quite an impressive lightning & thunder display over yonder hills (this is where you imagine I’m pointing to yonder hills). Or at least it sounded quite impressive, as our view was obstructed and I couldn’t actually watch it :-(
I mean, we did get to see the light in the sky, but not the actual strikes or anything. But boy was that thunder monstrously deep. It was a deep roll of a tone of which I haven’t heard in many many years. Which isn’t to say that I haven’t seen any lightning in that time.
Back in So Cal, we would have our storms and lighting & thunder; I always enjoy the light & sound display, it’s always impressive. But the thunder we got down there was short and sharp; like a clap. What we heard last night was more like two worlds colliding (I have experience in that, apparently); it was deep & loud – enough that you felt it – and looooonnggg.
This was the first lightning storm we’ve seen since we moved.
As cool as it was, I just couldn’t actually stay awake for it. Despite the thunderous, um, thunder, I managed to fall asleep a few minutes into the show. But it was sweet while it lasted.
One show leads to another
As I said, the show started as we crawled into bed. Well with blinds pulled it’s not much of a show, so we opened the blinds and fell asleep with them like that. Which would be fine if our house was a normal house in a normal tract, but it’s not. It’s a dinky square that bedroom windows face the neighbors, a big home that’s since been converted into a Realtor’s business. This happens to be the same obstruction that hindered our actual viewing of said show, by the way. Damn neighbors...
So anyway, I awoke around 7:30am to find that it was f*cking bright in the room, but that I couldn’t do anything about it. Because I sleep in the buff, and it’s kind of impossible to pull the blinds down without giving the neighbors a show, you see.
Hey I’m not shy or anything, but I’m not going to strut it around for the neighbors like that with purpose. At least not for free, anyway.
So I ended up just rolling over and getting bak to sleep. You know, one would have thought that I might have conceived of this scenario when I rolled the blinds up. You’d be right, but seriously, I was that tired. I just fell asleep. And when the eyes start shutting, there’s little I can or want to do to stop it.
Know the feeling?