It happens every morning without fail, when you get out of bed to get ready for the day you can hear it and every scratch and scrape on the drywall can be felt in your own flesh. Maybe I’m being overdramatic, or maybe the raccoons in my ceiling are actually tormenting us with their constant, looming presence. I’m telling you, it’s terrifying. Imagine you’re brushing your teeth, and all of a sudden you hear a loud thump above your head that slowly drags itself away, and then thumps across to another part of the house. If I didn’t have tension in my shoulders before, the constant anxiety of wondering where the next sound will come from has made some pretty good knots in my neck.
What’s so crazy about this to me, is we’ve lived here for 8 years and there has never been any problems with wildlife, not even mice. You would think, or at least I think, that if there was some way for animals to get into the house they would have done it by now. Especially because the landlord does regular maintenance on the house for just that reason. If a single shingle were to blow off the roof, he would have it fixed within hours so that there was no chance for leaks or something like raccoons in the ceiling. I’m just very interested to find out how they got into the house, and I’m very anxious to get them right back out.
As you may (or may not) have guessed, I never watch scary movies so living in a house that likes to play haunted is NOT my cup of tea. If I wanted another roommate, I would have them turn in applications, do interviews, and select the one I like best (and I am very particular). Having this family of lunatic raccoons in the ceiling is not my idea of a proper roommate agreement and I can’t keep living every day wondering where they’ll show up next. Honestly, sometimes it sounds like they’re about to fall right out of the ceiling. I need help; we need help. Please get these things out of my house before they scare me to death.