~white light, shining bright
in my bedroom window pane
sleep no more again~
Last night I went up to bed fairly early in order to relax and read before going to sleep. It was still semi-light. When I finished my book hours later it was full dark. I turned the light on my bedside table off. And it stayed just as bright in my room.
The neighbor installed a dusk to dawn light. Twice the size of a streetlight and three times brighter. Seriously. It’s brighter than those annoying super bright halogen headlights. And it’s positioned right at eyelevel when I crawl into bed. No, I can’t close the blinds. If I do that it will block the fan and I will suffocate. There’s only one window in the bedroom so the fan must stay where it is.
I prowled my house most of the night since it was impossible to sleep. With where they placed the light I will never need to turn on lights in my kitchen again either. Even though there is a potential savings in electrical consumption for me and I would now be able to harvest strawberries in the middle of the night next spring, I find the situation intolerable.
This morning I called my neighbor and asked that something be done about it. She wasn’t sure if it was possible as her grandson arranged the installation for her. I requested that she speak with him and find out. I really need to sleep at least a little bit now and then. If his response is no, deal with it I suppose I could always contract the boys who were having target practice in my alley last week to shoot it out every time it’s repaired. Perhaps. We’ll see what he says.