We had been planning this trip for the last 24 months

When we tell people that we went on a month-long trip and traveled through sixteen countries, they consistently say that we were “lucky.” Luck had nothing to do with it.

We have been planning this trip for the last 24 months, while saving up the funds we needed to take it.

Over that time we cut back on doing anything fun, we saved away every spare dollar we had, because we were so intent on making this dream trip a reality. Does that sound like fortune to you, or like strenuous work? The trip itself was amazing, but returning to our cabin was anything but. While we were gone some raccoons had somehow gotten into an exterior air duct that runs along the side of our roof. From there, the nasty little critters had gotten into the crawlspace in the attic, and now they were sauntering freely throughout the air duct all over the cabin. Based on the amount of pitter-pattering footsteps in the air ducts, we believe there were at least 3 of them, maybe even 6. We called the Heating & A/C repair business to ask for an inspection, but the girl on the phone told us not to bother. The Heating & A/C business wouldn’t do anything about the air duct until the racoons were removed. She gave us the number for pest control, and said when the air ducts were clear they would send someone out to inspect, repair, and clean them. We have to wait 3 more nights for the pest control specialist to arrive. We can still hear all the pets playing in our air duct.
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