I had a very strange experience when I got up last night for one of my heifer checks. I woke up about 5 minutes before my alarm went off which isn't unusual. I very diligently shut off the alarm clock because this particular clock is very hard to turn off and My Darling Wife gets very annoyed with me if it goes off and I am not around to shut it off. I went out into the mudroom to get my boots on and noticed that the outside door was cracked open and there was snow coming in the house. I am always very careful to shut the door so i couldn't figure how the door was cracked like that and I couldn't figure where the snow was coming from. A couple of hours before when I was out the sky was clear and there was a million stars in the sky. The weather forecast also didn't have any snow in the forecast. Regardless, I knew I had to clean up the mess. Just as I started to step out in the mudroom I hear my alarm clock going off. I knew I shut it off, how was it going off. I turned to go shut it off----
And sat up straight in bed with the alarm clock going off beside me. What was going on I thought. I was in the mudroom, how was I in bed? I reached over and shut the alarm off and couldn't help thinking I just did this a few minutes ago, why am I doing it again? Wasn't there snow in the mudroom? There wasn't any in the forecast. I went to the mudroom and sure enough, no snow. I finally decided I had been dreaming and I was now up and I needed to check the heifers.
The whole time I checked the heifers I couldn't help feeling something wasn't right. Was I still asleep and dreaming? How would I know if I was dreaming or really doing this? How do we know our whole existence isn't a dream? I was so confused. No new calves but doubts about my existence.
I feel better this morning but I tell you, it was a very odd experience. Was it reality or a dream? I truly don't know.