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March 22, 2013

NASH: A couple of quiet days

I usually don’t have a lot of trouble sleeping, even when the weather turns bad. I have slept through thunderstorms before that other people would say kept them awake all night. This was not the case early this past Monday morning when I was jarred awake by a loud burst of thunder at a few minutes after 5 a.m.  

I tried for a few minutes to roll over and go back to sleep, but the pouring rain along with the lightning and thunder was making me just a little nervous, so I gave up the fight and decided I was up for the day. What made it even tougher rolling out of bed a couple hours earlier than I had planned was that I had a doctor’s appointment scheduled for 8:30 a.m. and I needed to fast for some blood work I was having done. Not only was I up, I couldn’t have breakfast for another three hours. 

I turned on the television to check to see if we were in for much more of the turbulent weather. My worst fears were realized when the television screen did not reveal the channel that I had fallen asleep watching the night before. Instead all that showed was a solid blue screen explaining that my signal had been lost. There was also a list of troubleshooting instructions to make sure there isn’t a simple fix to the problem.

We have had the service for AT&T U-verse for our cable provider and Internet service for a couple of years. Over that time there is an occasional loss of signal that has lasted from about 10 seconds to up to a couple of minutes, but we have never been out of service for any length of time worth worrying about. I figured that this would be the case this time too. 

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