Raccoons in the attic?!
The tortured life of a young homeowner never ends, and by young I mean broke! Hubby in his usual way of making me laugh proclaimed just yesterday “there are two things that don’t go together….owning a home and being broke”! Putting things into perspective without being overly dramatic I would thank the Lord that we do come up with the funds to fix most issues that come are way… whether it’s an unexpected bonus check, tax refund, or my favorite the surprise gift of moolah from oh-so-generous family, it seems whenever a problem arises we are blessed with the extra to cover it. However I guess you could also make the observation that whenever we are blessed with some extra cash something (i.e. electrical, plumbing, RACCOON’S) comes to collect it. I’m sure the hubs would go with that one, but I for one am a glass is half-full kind of lady and I choose to look at it positively (especially since I’m medicated).
As for that Raccoon….did I mention she had babies. Yes she did right up in my attic, I was pissed at first but I have to admit I feel sort of bad. She was so certain she had found a home for her and her young (not sure what gave her that idea, maybe it was all the comforting smells of delish food coming from my kitchen) either way she’s got-to-go.
I’m sure she’ll find a new and safe home among all of the abandoned houses and buildings available in our old city, speaking of city. Who would have thought it, raccoon in your attic in the middle of a city?!
I guess they do need somewhere to live with all the new construction of homes in the surrounding counties, but instead of torturing us older homes which have been here for decades they should pick on the ones responsible for their displacement! On second thought maybe not……as much as I love an old home for its character and mature tree-lined neighborhoods, it’s not as functional when you have little ones, or as economically smart.
Not to mention anything built post 1975 can have lead hazards…forget all that! When we first got ready to buy a home, I was hell-bent on an old home, with good bones, to work with! As for now….been there done that, this time I want to find something that I can enjoy at closing, of course some custom paint but that’s it, no fixing, no remodeling, no work.
Plus my husband kind of sucks at fixing things. I take that back he doesn’t suck at it he just doesn’t enjoy doing it!