It’s 8:20 PM here in Anchorage, Alaska – though you couldn’t tell it by looking out the window. If I were home, I’d think it was about 5:30 PM.
I really had to think about what time it was here because I can’t see a clock from here and when I looked at the time on the computer, it said 12:20 AM. That’s right – AM! As in morning. After consulting my husband, I now have a formula. Take the time on the computer and subtract 4.
But it’s helpful to know what time it is back home. No wonder no one is available to chat on Facebook! I was up at 5:30 on Saturday morning. It’s now almost 12:30 AM on Sunday there – so I’ve been up for 19 hours now! Please forgive me if I get goofy or incoherent.
We flew Northwest Airlines from Bradley Airport in Windsor, CT. My husband, in his thoughtful way, saved enough for us to fly first class so that my fibromyalgia might not act up so badly. Although service at Northwest’s ticketing counter left a lot to be desired, the flight itself – from Hartford, CT to Minneapolis, MN, then Minneapolis to Anchorage, AK was very smooth.
We checked into our Homewood Suites hotel about 3 PM and got settled. Then because it was still so light out, we decided to go for a short drive. We drove along Seward Highway for a while, watching the tide rushing back into the Cook’s Inlet on the Turnagain Arm.
When we got back, I tried to write this. But I was losing mental acuity, even though I wasn’t sleepy. When I got knocked off line by AOL, I took it as an omen and gave up for the night. I played silly computer games, trying to turn off my brain. Nothing doing. After being awake for almost 20 hours, I went to bed. But I still had to pull the covers over my head (no small feat when you sleep with a CPAP mask) before I could fall asleep – the light was still coming around the edges of the curtains!
Have to plan better and try some different methods tomorrow night!