Monday, November 10, 2008

Stormy Nights Are Bad Nights

Some people say they like it when it rains at night when they are sleeping as it’s cooler. My dad even said the sound of raindrops comforts him when he sleeps. But I hate it whenever it rains, especially if it’s a thunderstorm with strong winds.

Here’s why:

Firstly, I have to get up in the middle of the night to close the windows to prevent the rainwater from getting into the apartment.

Secondly, after all the windows are closed, the room gets very stuffy and uncomfortable.

Thirdly, how the hell am I supposed to sleep in peace with all the bright flashes and thundering din going on in the heavens?

So each time there is a thunderstorm in the middle of the night, I would be cursing and swearing agaisnt the CB rain.

Just this past Sunday morning, there was a thunderstorm in the wee hours of the morning. It didn’t happen once but twice. After the first wet and windy downpour, the rain stopped for a while. I opened the windows for ventilation. But I noticed the storm clouds were still hanging heavily in the sky. After a while, my fear came to pass as it poured a second time and I had to repeat the process of shutting all the windows.

As it was stuffy after the windows are closed, my wife kept the fan on throughout the night and that caused me to wake up with a flu.

People get a good night’s rest on Saturday nights. But a restful sleep always seems to elude me one way or the other especially on a Saturday night.


I think the best time for a thunderstorm to happen is when I’m working inside my air-con office. Not any other time at all.


Blogger Lunch is Served! said...

Ditto here. I have to turn on the air-conditiong when it rains because there is no ventillation since I have to shut all the windowns. Some of my neighbours resort to opening their front doors during the rain in the day-time. But I don't want people in the lift lobby to look into my living room. Sian...

Monday, November 10, 2008 at 10:35:00 AM GMT+8  
Blogger Mockingbird said...

To LIS: At least sleeping in air-con is much more bearable than having to shut all the windows and depending on a fan :p

i usually keep my front door open for ventilation at all times save at night of course. But i probably would have to keep it closed too if my front door faces the lift lobby :p

Monday, November 10, 2008 at 1:26:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Happysurfer said...

I don't like thunderstorms - at whatever time.

Monday, November 10, 2008 at 6:09:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Mockingbird said...

To HS: Is it becos you're afraid of the sound of the thunder? :p

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at 9:10:00 AM GMT+8  
Blogger Ming1881 said...

You said it all bro. I also hate raining days during while i sleep or on weekends. It just spoil the whole day/night as did what you describe.

Great post and nice pic.


Friday, November 14, 2008 at 10:56:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Mockingbird said...

To Ming1881: Give me a five bro :)

Friday, November 28, 2008 at 11:12:00 AM GMT+8  

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