Speechless. Last night was the longest night of my entire life. I don’t really know where to start, or when everything happened, but I’ll do my best to piece it together as accurately as possible.
First we went to bed, and about an hour went by of tossing and turning until I decided that I should try to get to the bathroom. Too bad I forgot to ask where the bathroom was in the temple, but how hard is it to find a bathroom? Hard. Like really hard. But all was well because after an hour of searching I found the bathroom.
Second, picture this - I had been not sleeping all night, I've no clue why, but I just could not sleep; finally I start to drift to sleep… drift a little more, and then I’m out…. “Puta Madre!” yelled Fernando waking me up and jumping on to my bed. Pointing at his bed and yelling monkey, Fernando was not messing around, there was seriously a monkey in the room, so I managed to find my phone, turn on a flashlight, and point it at the bed across from me. But no monkey. Fernando hysterically crying at this point was desperately convinced that there was a monkey on his bed. So we then got up and shuffled to the door, turned on the lights and searched for the mysterious midnight monkey. No monkey. I will give Fernando a hard time everyday for this that I am with him until I die because after this experience there was no more sleep. Bathroom Hunt from 12:30-1:30, Monkey at 4:00, and wake up for prayers and meditation at 5:00.
Today was rough, not only due to my lack of sleep, but also I’m starting to feel really sick again. This time its a little worse than last, and the doctor at the small “office” in Hanguranketha said that I could “easily” have Dengue Fever. We will see though.