To be clear, I don't want to live in harmony with raccoons. They wreck havoc on houses, rip apart roof, soffit, and eaves. They rip apart insulation, claw at drywall and flooring, and can create a mess in their new 'home' that is my house. Most importantly, they are nocturnal and keep me up all night. The wildlife removal company installed a one-way door in the spot where they were entering the house. Awesome.... if they knew how to use it. Instead, we had a longer night of raccoons spending almost all of their waking (and my sleeping) hours trying to find a way out and trying to figure out how to push open the new door. No success. Tonight I hope their learning curve will be less steep, they will leave and not return, and I will get some sleep after 4 nights in a row of listening to raccoons co-exist with me in my home.
Perhaps after a night of sleep I will feel ready to return to knitting. A black and white project, perhaps?!!