Sleep.

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The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
and miles to go before I sleep.

~ Robert Frost

Frost may have had miles to go before he slept but, this old heap has clocked a gazillion interesting miles on the meter and unless completely refitted with a new engine, body, suspension, transmission etc, is rapidly getting to the stage where it has to be scrapped. While it has plenty of starting trouble and wheezes while moving, when it comes to sleeping, man, does it beat all the newfangled fancy cars on the road!

This is my contribution to the Weekly Loose Bloggers’ Consortium (LBC) endeavour to post on one single topic every Friday. Today’s topic has been suggested by Padmum.  I hope that you enjoyed reading my contribution.

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24 Responses to Sleep.

  1. Looney says:

    I intend to run this vehicle until it dies.
    Looney recently posted..University of Tennessee, Tullahoma Space Institute

  2. Dun-Na-Sead says:

    this old chassis’ worn but classy-
    they don’t make classics like the gang that writes here any more, Ramana.
    we’re survivors, tried and true,
    knowledge libraries on the hoof,
    and the sense of humor ain’t bad either.
    Proud up, fellow Ramaniacs.

    Ps. Sleep up about five minutes after posting this.
    Dun-Na-Sead recently posted..Every Little Step-Counter Counts

    • No they don’t. Sad. This chassis is holding up though its shock absorbers had to be replaced a few times. The engine is still ticking along fine and while it can give up the ghost without notice, I hope that I will not know about it when it happens.

  3. I agree with the gazillion miles. I’m sure some people would think this, but I agree with Looney, I’ll keep chugging along until it completely collapses in a heap.

    I also agree about sleeping. I had insomnia for years, but mostly I do just fine now. That’s a blessing to be treasured.
    Cheerful Monk recently posted..Time Does Fly

  4. Cathy in NZ says:

    fireworks kept me from “sleep” last night but did my body think to “sleep-in” – nope it woke up with the sun was seeping in through the curtains – i was sure it would be 8am [that would be 6 full hours] but no it was 6.45am!

    got up, looked my schedule and noted that if I wanted to see a textile exhibition on – I would need to do it today…

    cross town on bus – then because it was such a fine day, took off bus hopping until very last trip back to the West by electric train…so tired when I got back home, lay down for 40winks and now feel better!!

  5. nick says:

    Of course the big difference between a car and a person is that quite often all a person has to do in the way of repairs is to pop a few pills. Which is what I’m doing currently. Unfortunately faulty cars invariably need major surgery.

    I fall asleep very rapidly with no trouble, but usually wake up at 4 or 5 am and have to read or net-surf until it’s time to get up. Jenny on the other hand could sleep till Doomsday.
    nick recently posted..First timers

    • You are lucky that you have got away with just medication. I have been on the surgical table on five occasions with hip replacements/revisions. Like replacing shock absorbers as it were!

  6. tammy j says:

    HA!
    i LOVE your contribution!
    but don’t you dare be scrapped. not for a long long time.
    i wouldn’t like it.
    tammy j recently posted..even her hair!

  7. Grannymar says:

    I live for the moment and thankfully after years of counting the hours through the nights, I have at last found sleep. If it is part of the master plan for me to keel over, I will know nothing about it and the bonus would be no longer feeling cold!

  8. Big John says:

    Never mind ‘sleep’ … Waking up each morning is the important bit ! .. 😉

  9. wisewebwoman says:

    Me too Ramana, I absolutely sleep well but just before I kick off into slumberland I give a thought out there to the oh so many who struggle with it or are in pain or are chronic insomniacs. Love my bed.

    XO
    WWW
    wisewebwoman recently posted..In Real Life

  10. KRD Pravin says:

    At last – published (as usual delayed) LBC post. No exception this time too, the post is titled bit differently and bit weird to state the least 😉

    You know what uncleji? You have covered a lot of miles literally and figuratively and I am sure you have become the one. So dont worry about the miles and refitting you would decide if you need to come back. I know you understand what I mean.

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