After a few consecutive nights of not getting very much rest, I was desperately craving my bed yesterday evening. I was only halfway through the work week, and I needed a decent evening of sleep in order to recharge to make it through the rest of the week. Nothing was going to stop me from getting into bed early. There always seems to be something or another that occupies my attention to where I don't get enough rest, but this time, I genuinely went to bed with enough time to spare to sleep well. I could hardly believe it as I closed my eyes. Tomorrow would be better after all! A mere two hours later, I couldn't believe my rotten luck! My power was cut off! I knew immediately, because my fan that is always on my nightstand turned off, and I can't sleep without the noise from my fan. I also couldn't sleep without the air conditioner! I laid there in bed, willing the power to come back on as quickly as possible. Five minutes turned into ten minutes and ten minutes turned into thirty minutes. I wanted to cry. By that time it was already hot and stuffy in my room. For three hours, I was without power that evening. There wasn't even a thunderstorm outside that could have caused a lightning strike to knock out power. Finally, after three hours, my power kicked back on. However, by then, it was 3:00 a.m., and I only had three more hours before I needed to get up for work! Three hours had been stolen from me!