Every time I'm about to start scouting locations for something new, I go through this train of thought:
-I won't see anything worth scouting.
-If I see anything worth scouting, nobody will answer the doorbell.
-If anybody answers the doorbell, they'll "decline the honor" of being scouted.
-If they let me in to scout, what looked promising from the outside will be frighteningly horrible on the inside.
-If the inside is interesting, all of my pictures will be out of focus.
It's never actually this bad, but bothering to charge my camera battery the night before is really an act of supreme optimism.
Wish me luck.