Coffee, stress, strange noises in the night? I’m not sure which is the primary causes, but last night I woke up at and couldn’t get back to sleep, and the night before it was around . Its having a lousy affect on my grumpiness factor during the day. At least this morning I could blame the howling wind — tree branches scraping along the house, bits of building site crashing and flapping, strange creaks from the roofing … the night before I had the joy of listening to the world come awake, starting with the local garbage trucks starting their rounds almost an hour before they’re allowed to.

Maybe tonight I’ll get a good night’s sleep. I hope so.