Finally couldn’t take all you guys getting out hunting and I was finding excuses to stay home. I decided to take advantage of what looked like the last day of decent weather for a while on Monday and made a last minute decision to head to a friends farm where the pigs had been hitting one of my feeders pretty regularly. In my haste to get going, and my increasing absent mindedness, I forgot to bring extra batteries No biggie, I have fresh batteries in the thermal and I didn’t expect to be out very late so off to kill piggies. I got into the stand by 6:00 pm and sure enough, I spotted a hog headed for the feeder. I got everything set up for the shot and turned on the dvd. NO RESPONSE!! I looked at the remote and the light wasn’t coming on. No time to change batteries so I tried to improvise. I turned on the record feature of my Pulsar that I use for spotting and tried to record the shot with my left hand while I shot with my right hand. It worked! ……Except, I missed getting the shot recorded. Just as I was about to pull the trigger, I drifted off the hog and then got back on him immediately after the shot. No problem, I’ll just use that. But….now I have an AVI file that won’t work on my Mac and I don’t have a video converter. Ok, I’ll just take pictures and use that. Took several pictures before leaving the carcass for the buzzards and headed home. After getting home I discovered that the camera didn’t take any pictures. AAARRRHHHGGGG!! Sometimes it just isn’t worth hunting on Mondays. I somehow convinced my wife to go back to the farm the next morning to get some pictures before the buzzards and coyotes got to work. Luckily it started raining just as I got back to the truck and only stoped yesterday so the hog was still in one piece. Lone boar taped at 230#. 6.8 SPC Franken rifle with (Name shall not be spoken) 18” members only barrel shooting 115 gr Fed Fusion MSR. IR Hunter II 35mm thermal with Pulsar XP38 Trail for spotter TBAC Ultra 7 suppressor.