The Benefits to Burning the Midnight Oil

It’s common to hear artists say they “burn the midnight oil” or “come alive” once the clock hits 12:00 a.m. but I rarely hear anyone say, “That’s awesome or That’s so healthy for you!”  Like many of my colleagues, at The Camera’s Eye Studio I work late into the wee hours of the night and I usually hear, “You’re crazy!  Why do you do that?  Whoa, Lisa… you need to sleep!”

Well everyone, I have your answer…. I’m not only a Night Owl, last night I became a Super Hero.  ; )  It was about 3:00 a.m. and I was up working on Senior Graduation Announcements.  I heard this loud bang as if a construction site popped up outside my office window.  Then quiet.  I continued working… It happened again.  I went for the flashlight and shown it towards the road outside the window… Nothing.  Odd, but stranger things happen in the country.  

Ten minutes pass and I heard it again but louder this time…. I looked a the cat, she looked at me alarmingly, “Beats me Shutter, but I’m glad you’re ears are perked up too”  : )  I thought, if that’s a burgular… they’re stealing the barn doors because that is LOUD!  Just then we heard this huge crackling noise and BANG!  Now that noise I recognized!  I opened the front door at 3:30 a.m. to see an enormous tree cracked in half and covering the road with limbs and branches all the way to the very edge of the mailbox by the driveway entrance!

One 911 call to our local Fire Department and about an hour and a half later… local work traffic zoomed up and down the hill without a clue!  The only trace of evidence is a totem pole (the other half of the tree) tucked into the hillside along the road.

So for all my friends and clients who say..”what are you doing up sooooo late???”  I’m playing Super Hero!

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