Background: A couple of months ago as it started to get cold here in Utah, my car battery began to stutter a little bit when starting the engine. Nothing major, just wasn’t as smooth as it should have been. Because of that, I decided it was probably wise to go and replace the battery since it was about time anyway. Before doing so, one day as I tried starting my engine, it was particularly sluggish, and after the engine got going, I noticed that all of my (two) radio channels had reset, along with the clock. I just figured it was battery related.
Now: So the battery is replaced, and everything is fine and well. Early this morning I was headed out for work, so I got in my car and started it up, to let it warm up a little bit before taking off. I went and pushed the radio preset button #1 for 96.3, X96’s Radio from Hell morning show. #2 is set as NPR. So in the morning on the way to work I get entertained with the Radio from Hell, on the way home I try to keep up on current news from NPR. I feel it is a happy balance for me. If ever there is something I get annoyed with or don’t particularly have interest in, I just turn on a cd… which happens fairly often depending on my mood. But all of this is irrelevant. I noticed instantly that the radio channels had been reset. Now, starting up my car this morning, I didn’t have any problems… so was a little puzzled as to why they had reset like that. Still very early in the morning it was running through my mind as I was pulling away from home, headed down the street for my commute up to Salt Lake. Then it dawned on me… last night, I had a dream that I was in my car, but having trouble getting it started. In my dream, I had attempted several times to turn the key and get it started, but it just wouldn’t work. I don’t know what came of the dream, as that is all that I can recall. But found it rather odd that my dream would be tied into an incident like this with my radio resetting… or, was it a dream? Is there more reason for my being tired throughout the day than I am consciously aware of? Kinda freaks me out a little bit… and I currently live alone, so I would never have anyone around to tell me if I was out and about in my sleep.