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Four Hours

Four Hours

I got four hours of sleep last night.  I woke at 2am and I’ve been awake ever since.  So, I tried taking melatonin, twice, but it didn’t phase my insomnia.

Before I knew it, it was time to get up and get ready for church.  I was a zombie during my church meetings.  It’s funny, I’m sleepy, but not falling asleep.

So, after church I tried to take a nap.  I don’t think I dozed off, but the rest felt good.  Finally, I got up and fixed dinner.

Leftover Casserole

We didn’t have leftover casserole, but I made a casserole out of leftovers.  The bottom layer was stuffing.  Next, I put a layer of mashed potatoes and gravy which was topped with sliced turkey.  The final layer was stringbean casserole topped with french fried onions.

I had no idea how it would turn out, but it turned out quite well.  The sister missionaries liked it, and so did Elizabethe.  I think I’m onto something.

Sunday School

Sunday School was about the Whole Armor of God.  I realized something for the first time.  Perhaps fiery darts doesn’t mean they are on fire, but poisoned.  When the scriptures mention fiery serpents, it is talking about poisonous snakes.  Perhaps they are poisonous darts which makes even more sense when you think about it.


The Sewer Pipe

The last thing in the world a landlord wants is a problem with a sewer pipe.  Today was the day I got to deal with such a problem.

In the early days of computer graphics, there was a game called Pipe Works.  It would throw pipe fittings at you and you would have to place them in strategic locations to keep the “ooze” flowing.  If the ooze left the pipe, the game was over.  Today, I felt like they were playing Pipe Works under my building.

The plumbers presented several scenarios.  Two were sure things, and the other a not-so-sure thing.  I took the sure-thing that cost the least, and I hope it turns out to be the right decision.


My brain has been racing like crazy lately.  I’ve tried all sorts of things to slow it down, but nothing has worked except for exhaustion followed by sleep.  The problem is, I can’t seem to get to sleep until I’m utterly exhausted, and then, if something wakes me, which eventually it does, it starts all over.

Maybe I’ve always been this way, but when I was doing engineering work, I mentally exhausted myself?  I don’t know, if this is the case.  Perhaps more physical activity will exhaust my body and then I’ll go to sleep?  Perhaps I need to try that.  It’s all a matter of where do I find the time.