I’m going to tell you three things straight up:
- This post is not about dogs, although they do have cameo roles in the story I’m about to tell you.
- I will leave you hanging at the end of this post. Only because:
- I will tell you what the hell it was in Follow-Up Friday’s post. There will be a prize (a bag of treats) for the person who guesses correctly just exactly, What the Hell it was. (Hang with me, you’ll understand shortly.)
Hubby was out of town this past weekend. He left on Thursday and returned Sunday evening. I never sleep GREAT when he’s gone, I always worry about someone breaking in. SO, I sleep with my pepper blaster on my nightstand and put a tea kettle in front of the door. (Don’t judge.) My thought is this, if someone tries to get in they will knock the tea kettle with the door, which will wake me up enough to shoot them in the face with my pepper blaster and then Delilah can eat them. Perfectly sensible, right?
Well Saturday night Sampson didn’t come to bed. Which meant I couldn’t booby trap my door. Despite this, I fell asleep and slept fairly well until about 2:30. Around that time my bladder intruded into my sleep suggesting I might want to get up and make a trip to the bathroom.
Sometimes this happens and I ignore the bladder, but not this night. This night I appeased my bladder and got up to empty it.
I climbed back in bed, bleary eyed, ready to get my sleep on. I flipped this way and turned that way to get comfortable and then I was startled by a flash just above my curtain. You know when you’re using the flash on your camera and you get that quick little flash, just before it blinds you? Yeah that one. Well that’s what it looked like.
You’re dreaming, I told myself staring at the window.
There it was again.
I swiveled my head around to check the shelves on the other side of the room, thinking there might be something up there that was causing it.
Whip my head back around and stare intently at the windows.
Shit, I think the aliens are here for our cavity probe, I whispered to Delilah, who never moved.
I got up and cautiously approached the window.
Now, I don’t know about you, but I’m not one to just open my curtains and peer out into the night. I have this fear of something/someone peering back at me. Granted I live in a raised-ranch, but there is a small porch outside my room, it’s unlikely, but not inconceivable that someone who was determined COULD manage to get up on that porch. Which is why I hesitated briefly.
I crept up to the window and carefully grasped one side of each curtain and slowly put one eye to the crack and gently pulled.
Nothing. No eyes peering back at me (thank Dog!) No alien spaceship shining a light in my window or trying to attract my attention by flashing me.
I let my breath out, and climbed back in bed.
I stared again at the window.
You’re still half-asleep, I assured myself as I once again started to close my eyes.
And Flash! There it was again, but this time it was on the chair next to the nightstand.
I grabbed my cell phone, activating the flashlight quickly and trained the light on the chair.
I didn’t see anything.
Someone’s fucking with me, I thought to myself, trying to figure out if this was one of those times where I needed to vacate the house immediately. Because we all know in those damn horror movies, investigating this shit doesn’t work out for anyone but the homicidal maniac.
I closed the flashlight and lay there staring at the chair.
FLASH! There it was again.
Again I grabbed the cell phone and using the flashlight feature, I once again inspected the chair.
And that’s when I saw it.
And this is where I leave you.
Yeah, so this is the cliff hanger portion. What do you think I saw? Leave your answer in the comments and whoever guesses correctly will win a bag of treats. These treats are something I recently found, they are made locally and my guys love them.
If there is more than one correct guess, I will put all correct guesses into a drawing using random.org and pull a winner. All guesses must be received by 9:00 PM eastern standard time Thursday, July 14, 2016.
Friday, July 15, 2016 I will reveal the answer to what the hell was flashing in my bedroom.