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Night of Nights: Raccoon

While on vacation, I had some mind altering revelations.

1. Hey, I can stay up as late as I want.

2. We are up in the woods.

3. Raccoons hang out in the woods.

Number 3 was a real eye opener. I became obsessed with seeing a raccoon. The people around me made fun. I laughed in their faces. I knew I could snap a picture of a raccoon.

Picture this: it's late at night, and I hear something out on the deck.....BLAM-O there is a raccoon out there! I quick grab the camera and prepare myself for some incredible raccoon shots. Well, I couldn't figure out how to get the camera to work properly and my photos turned out all blurry and worthless.

The very next night I committed myself to the cause. I grabbed a good book, and went down to the basement of the cabin. Basement porch had great lighting. SO great in fact, that I was able to read by the light of the outside light. I pulled the couch as close as I could to the basement sliding glass door and got my read on.....I waited.....and waited. Around 11:30 I still had hope.

Around 1:00 am, I gave up. I thought "this fat raccoon has me beat. there is no way he'll ever show up for the nice little pile of orange raspberry scones that someone left out there." I ended up turning off the porch light and going to bed. Lucky for me I only had 30 pages left of my book and referred back to revelation number 1 "Hey, I can stay up as late as I want". I finished my book, and I made the decision to check out the porch one more time. Jackpot.