Thursday 24 May 2012

Working in Montréal today --intruders!

Good morning folks,

I will be working in Montréal today.

Woke up at 5 AM this morning and whilst standing in the kitchen pondering the efficacy of 1/2 decaf coffee I noticed the shot of a flashlight across the left rear corner of my back fence.

(!)  WTH -- intruders!

With cat like speed and stealth I tore through to the front door, grabbed a squash racquet from my gym bag, brought up the front lights and out the front door I went.

Wearing my housecoat..  not exactly securely closed.
With a squash racquet.
With a crazy -attack the intruder- look in my eyes.

Fortunately it was 5 AM, much too early for children to be filing past the house on their way to St. Martha & Mary's.  May have scarred them for life.

There was no sign of anyone out front, and the gate to the back was secure..  so back through the house, clicked on the yard lights and out on the deck I went.

Birds chirping.

Then I heard some dish type noises from my neighbour Chris' kitchen.  He gets up early as well.. Figured he must have been looking in his back yard with a flashlight from his kitchen.. wondered why a bit, but quickly lost interest and resumed my morning.

Headed downstairs to stretch a bit and exercise a bit.. and then headed out the basement walkout to have a short swim.

It was as I knelt down to check the water chemistry that I realized that I was being watched from the back left corner of the fence.

There in the corner of the yard was a large raccoon holding a 9 iron with a bit of a crazed look on his face.

I suppose it is all a matter of perspective.

Have a good day.