Today, in the spirit of locking the barn door long after the horses were stolen, I put chicken wire over the opening to the attic that the raccoons came through. I also built a little table out of wood lying around, which I put beside the door in the garage, where I can set the groceries while I open the door. I'm not a very good carpenter, but the table should get the job done.
I also made an appointment to see a dentist. I haven't seen a dentist in a very long time, and I've developed some problems, so hopefully they can do something about them.