November 25, 2002

Eric and I worked at the hospital center today. Not a whole lot of excitement going on. We dealt with some basic issues and got a little bit of new stuff up and running that had not been being used in the past at that site. Mostly it was just a work day. After work we got home around 8:00 pm and had some pizza and then worked with John on some business issues from 9:00 pm until about 2:00 am. After that we played some Hydro Thunder on the Playstation (yes, an original) and headed off to bed at about 4:00 am.

Last night while I was sleeping, there was some extremely loud pounding on the outside wall of my bedroom. I woke up and realized that it was the middle of the night and I thought that someone was trying to break into the house. So I got up to investigate. I found two young racoons on the front porch eating the cat’s food and fighting. It was really funny to see. It isn’t often that you get to see any wild animals up this close and personal. So I sat down on the front mat just inside the door and watched them out through the glass windows that were right at their level. They were so cute. They would through the dry cat good all over the place and then pick it up with their paws and eat it. They weren’t scared of me at all. I even put my finger up to a window to see what they would do and one of them actually walked over and put its nose up to the glass as if to sniff my finger. I don’t think they had the slightest bit of apprehension about me sitting there. I decided that it was best to not go outside and try to scare them aware and kept a very frightened Nila by my side to make sure that she didn’t venture outside while they were there.

Little Canadian FlagThe Canadian contingency have emailed me a picture to put up for everyone just so that we wouldn’t forget that we had Canadians in the audience.

Canadian Llamas - Miranda Batiston and Natalie Clarke

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