Last Friday morning I woke up at 0200.
This is not terribly uncommon when I am at The Ranch. The change in time zones means that I am always ahead or behind myself both in waking and in sleeping - which makes for days in which one can get a lot done, but nights that can be quite short. Added to that was the fact that the wind was howling and making the branches of the oak at the back of the house creak and rattling something on the outer wall - the fuse box cover to the HVAC unit? I lay there after looking at my phone - 0200. I lay there until I realize I am not going back to sleep, and then get up.