Well .. I went to bed hoping to heaven that mom would come back .. (I am in bed too early to tell you guys .. haha) ..
But when I got up this morning (also very early .. always before hubby) ... hubby left a note by the coffee pot, saying that he sat out in the truck in the driveway waiting an hour to see if the miracle would happen .. around 10:30 she was up on the roof making her way to the 'angle ? area where the box MINUS the door was .. she retrieved baby in mouth and climbed down to the lawn and walked up the street with (happy) baby, into a green area behind other houses.
So ... I, & 'we" are too relieved and glad this is over with a happy ending as far as we can tell. Pro-Man was over around 5 AM this morning doing a temp patch over the little door area to keep any other creatures out, until he does the complete repair job ..
This has been a series of events we would NEVER have guessed would ever happen to us. Pro-Man who has been in the business for over 18 years has never seen anything like it .. 'mom' was so clean while in our attic she left NO indication she, let alone babies were there .. it makes me think she was so desperate to find a safe place for her and her babies, she was that careful not to be a nuisance ?
My heart goes out to these animals that are losing these green spaces almost on a monthly basis. Kingston is growing so quickly. Faster in the last few years than ever before .. we used to live in almost a semi country area .. now we have so many more stores (in what were marshlands) and houses/apartments within walking distance of our neighborhood, it is becoming overwhelming.
I'm not preaching here .. I'm just struck by it all so much more now, because of our experience. No home owner wants to have a 'creature" problem with their home. But now I shudder to think where are the homes of these creatures disappearing to at such an incredible rate that they can't get out of the way of what is happening ?
I am so relieved this is over for us .. but it strikes my heart that it is far from over for them.