Wednesday, June 29, 2005

I Should Be Sleeping.

I need my sleep. Especially on work nights. If I'm not snoozing by 11pm, there's going to be trouble the next day.

It's 11:30 pm and I've been to bed twice already. Can't sleep.

I can hear a diesel truck, chains, voices, more chains, a hydraulic somethin. And I have visions of my neighbors moving out in the middle of the night. As if they were trying to sneak away by loading all of their possessions into a giant mack truck...inconspicuously...waking up the entire neighborhood in the process?

In my nightie, no slippers, I grab a blankie and my camera and head out to the front yard to investigate. I can't sleep. Might as well see what's going on.

The noise is coming from two or three houses down, and I can tell that a flat bed truck is loading a red pick-up truck onto the bed. But the pick-up truck is being pulled out of the garage. It's not like it was parked on the street.

So now I don't know if this is a repossession or just someone obtaining mechanical assistance for their immobile vehicle. Because my brain has to call it something, and those two scenarios seem likely to it, apparently. I just ride along here - I don't have control of wheel.

I didn't want to snap a bunch of flash pictures. If it is a repossession, they are proceeding far slower than I've come to expect from t.v. and movies. Sheesh. And regardless, I figure it's just best to not draw attention to myself.

You probably can't make out anything in these pictures. In fact, it looks more like aliens are trying to abduct a neighbor's mail box than anything. But one shot did catch a reflection of what appears to be an AAA insignia on the flat-bed truck. That probably means simply mechanical issues, not repossession.

Which also means I can look forward to the symphony of flat-bed trucking to keep me up for a good while longer.

C is still fast asleep. He didn't hear a thing. That's good, because he's going to need his energy to deal with me tomorrow.

Heh, the first picture reminds me of "Sooooouuuuulll Traaaaain". Oh yeah. Tomorrow's going to be a roughie.


rebirth said...

Welcome to the "Insomniac Zone"... you are not alone.

Rev. Brandy said...

Z., I feel your pain. I am robbed of sleep several times a week and never really "wake up" until 11-ish. It sucks.

Love your stealthy photos. You'll have to figure out what was happening from the nosy neighbor (everyone has one --- they know all the scoop) and report back. I'm curious!

Kathy said...

You know...a repossession would have be just the thing the doctor ordered to let you feel justified about living in your neighborhood...right?

Hope you were able to get some sleep!

ZooooM said...

Helloooo new person who also doesn't get to sleep sometimes!

Rev and Kathy, lordy I miss reading your blogs and chatting with you guys via comments. =( I try to get ready for work early enough to get my blog stuff in.

Kathy...I did think of the repossession and the neighborhood thing. It made me chuckle to myself.

Rev, we are going to that neighborhood brunch next weekend! Maybe I can figure out then what everyone else thought! Good idea! Unless we are the nosy neighbors. Because we don't know a thing.

Kathy said...

Zoom, just so you know, I'm missing it too. It's not the same, dangit! I kinda feel like I'm left out in noblogs land.

I can't imagine what you're going through on a daily basis knowing those blogs are so close...and yet so far away....