The forum seemed a little slow over the past couple of days, and I rarely post in this folder, so I thought I'd share an experience from a couple of weeks ago. One Monday morning, I woke up with the dreaded "crud"......upper respiratory infection.......so I called in sick. My head was all stuffed up, and I just bascially felt bad all over.....most of you have probably experienced similar things. Because I called in sick, I let my 16 yr old drive to school by herself (previously, I'd been having her drive me, then going on to work afterward), so with my wife at work, there weren't any vehicles in my driveway. During the late morning, sometime around 9:30 am, I was still in bed, trying to get some more rest. Something woke me up. I sort of sat up, listened a bit, and thought I'd heard some kind of disturbance outside my bedroom window. I didn't think much of it and rolled over and tried to go back to sleep. But I heard it again, and it sounded like someone/thing was trying to break the window. I thought this to be rather odd for a Monday morning (didn't realize what time it was at that point), so I got up, grabbed my Daly ECS from my night stand. I knew that both kids and my wife had already left the house several hours before, but I checked all the bedrooms and common rooms anyway. The dogs were in their kennel in the living room (should have had a clue......they weren't barking.......but I was sick.....and out of my mind apparently). After looking around the house.....I found nothing out of the ordinary. I even checked outside and saw nothing strange. I went back to bed. Then the noise started up again right outside my bedroom window. Finally, I was awake enough to have cleared the fog.......and.......creeping up on the bedroom window and whipping the blinds open.......remembered.......that my wife had bought and installed a window mounted bird feeder the previous Saturday, and the birds migrating south were stopping by for a treat.........sheesh.