I took some time tonight to watch my neighborhood. Neighborhood watches are one of the most effective security measures used in urban and suburban areas. I don't know about rural areas; occasional cow mischief I would imagine. I was not watching the neighborhood for security purposes. I was just being nosy.
It was a gray night, the sky being illuminated by city lights ping-ponging between the clouds and the snow. There was little wind. Nobody was outside. Nobody walking home from the Seven Eleven toting a twelver of Busch Light under their arm. No cars drove by. No snow plows, either. It was quiet.
All of a sudden, a light went on in the bedroom window of my neighbor's house across the street to the left. After about a minute, the light turned off. My neighbor probably went to the bedroom to change his pants. I'm guessing he spilled some sauce.
I continued to watch for about a half hour. Nothing else happened. I felt lucky to have seen the light. Thank goodness for the sauce.