Yesterday was windy and warm. Really it was downright hot. I heard later on the news that we got up to 89. It would have been a great day to get some outdoor chores done but for the wind. I thought about mowing, but remembered that the last time I mowed in that kind of wind I ended up with lots of grass in my mouth.
I decided to clean and load the outdoor soda machine. It is on the front porch and I was hoping to get the 8 cases of cans out of the area behind my desk. The wind was knocking the big door a bit as I scrubbed the inside and it wasn't the easiest job to do. But, when I brought out the cases of cans and opened the first one, Diet Coke, and sat it on end, the fun began. The wind knocked the case over, one can rolled and hit a rock, which pierced the can and I got sprayed as I chased the other cans down. I was determined to get at least one case in the machine and as I was putting what I thought were the last two cans in a big gust of wind grabbed the door and the whole machine tipped. Fortunately, we have low ceilings and it couldn't tip all the way over. I stopped and decided to give up.
I worked on my reservation book instead and cleaned up my desk in the office. Even though I had a good night's sleep on Friday night, I did not fare so well on Saturday night and last night wasn't great. The doctor I saw did think that my poor sleep pattern has a lot to do with my palpitations. She offered some medication, but I really don't want to start taking anything. So, I suppose it should come as no surprise that my mind seems to be failing.......
I went into the store this morning to discover that I had left the coffee pot on all day yesterday and all night. First I set the towel on fire in the microwave and now I have created another fire hazard with the coffee maker. Am I just forgetful due to lack of sleep or do I have a subconscious desire to burn the building down?
Perhaps I am simply distracted by all the news footage that Southwest Airlines is getting. This is the airline I am scheduled to fly next week. The top of the plane ripped loose and they lost cabin pressure. I suppose I should be paying more attention when they give you all those tips at the beginning of the flight ............ you know, the ones about how to secure the oxygen mask and seat cushion in water. For survival. No wonder I can't sleep.