She thought she set the alarm for midnight.
Honestly, when she sets the alarm, she gets it right about 7 percent of the time, so she shouldn't have counted on it.
She left the computer on, with the White House Egg Roll page up and ready to go.
She set the alarm for 11:56. 4 minutes was plenty of time to lift up the screen, and trouble-shoot if something had gone wrong in the two hours of sleeping time she allowed herself. She imagined the Obama administration hiring some tech-saavy guy to make the site live right at midnight on the promised day of ticket distribution.
She woke up after dreaming about being on the White House lawn, with eggs and throngs of people and the giant white house. She glanced at the clock: 1:58! Of course, the alarm didn't work. She rushed to the computer and almost fell off the chair because she was half asleep.
No change to the page. She scanned again, google-searched. Nothing.
Back to bed she went. At 5:38 she checked one more time before heading down to the gym, still nothing.
Finally, at 8:15, she saw that the page had changed slightly and there was a link. She followed it and 30 minutes later she had 4 tickets for the Easter Eggroll at the WHITE-HOUSE!
She was pretty thrilled. She called her youngest sister and woke her up because she lives in a different time zone. She sang a song about the White House and Easter and her sister groggily giggled back. She hung up the phone and then texted her:
"Oh yeah, and our other sister is in the hospital, appendicitis." She got a little wrapped up in the moment. Appendicitis Sister and Woken-up-too-early sister are both fine. And she is fine too, especially now that she has picked out the perfect Easter Bonnet...come on...you HAVE to have one if you go to the White House for Easter!