dynamite blasts not conducive to a sleep

  1. I don't ask for much, just a few hours sleep. Unfortunately, it has to be during the day nowadays since I've bumped up my night shifts..

    Usually, I sleep from aournd 10 a.m. to 2, give or take a half hour, then I try to nap after supper until 10 and go off to work.

    A few weeks ago, the municipality began work on widening a major road just a block away from us. That means that traffic is rerouted to the street behind my house so there are buses and big trucks going down it on a regular basis. Ok, I can handle that most of the time. I close my windows, turn on the ceiling fan and use ear plugs. However, the earplugs don't really do much good when the whole house shakes because of dynamite blasts!

    This is my day now: Get home from work, grab something to eat, read the paper, go to bed. Doze off. Get jolted out of bed because of a blast. Get back to dozing, have some really wierd half awake half asleep dream, get jolted out of bed again by another dynamite blast. Fall back to sleep. Wake up a half hour or so later and that's it for the day. Sigh.

    Can't wait for our first blizzard. Can't work on the road when the weather is too bad.
  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   goats'r'us
    i feel for you.. the people next door are having their fence fixed, people on the other side have gardeners in mowing their lawns, and across the road they're having a tree cut down.
  4. by   WickedRedRN
    When I work nights I am SO tempted to mow my yard at, say 4AM.
  5. by   EricJRN
    Post moved to The Break Room, where non-nursing topics are discussed. Best of luck to you! The situation is pretty desperate when you have to pray for blizzards.