Sleep deprivation

As if things aren’t difficult enough, I woke up every 1/2 hour from 3:30 until I finally gave up on the wonderful idea of sleeping at 7:00. Trying to keep track of all the logistics made it difficult to rest.

Here is a sample of the thoughts that ran through my head all morning…er, I mean night.

1. It’s a two hour drive to Amarillo to rent the car. I want to get there when they open their doors at 7:30. But wait, Texas is in the Central Time Zone so I will lose an hour. That means that I have to leave Tucumcari @ 4:30 Mountain Time. I can’t do that!

2. It’s 435 miles from Amarillo to Corsicana, TX, 870 miles round trip. At 70 miles per hour, that’s 12 1/2 hours of driving. That does not include time to buy gas, buy the rims, etc. Enterprise (free mileage) is only open for 11 1/2 hours. That means that i will have to get a hotel.

3. If I don’t get to sleep, I’m going to be too tired to drive. I will have to pull over and sleep on the side of the road. I can’t let that happen! I don’t want to spend another day stuck here! This is hard enough to figure out already.

Run through those three scenarios about twenty times and it becomes easy to understand why I had difficulty sleeping.

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