We are having a cold spell with temperatures in the single digits for the past two nights. Last night I was kept awake by a creature (mouse? squirrel? rat?), driven indoors by the cold, gnawing on either my bureau or something in the wall. Whatever it was trying to do was pretty labor intensive since it took most of the night. Hopefully it's done and tonight will be more quiet.
I'm running on empty today, having been awake from about 12:30 am to 5:15 am- possibly a personal record for middle of the night sleep disturbance. I managed to use the time well, writing, reading, and communing with Kitty as we listened to the gnawing together.