For afternoons, our spouse had been complaining about the noise in the walls.
She was sure there was something wrong with the air duct or the oil furnace.
She said the noise sounded like something inside the air duct, and it had to be the heating being forced through so suddenly. I listened to the oil furnace, however nothing sounded off. It was turning on and off at typical intervals. The heat was just as nice as it was the day my associate and I got the oil furnace. I remembered those sounds from when I lived with our parents. I told him I didn’t suppose the noise had anything to do with the heating and A/C system. I thought the noise was coming from an invasion of mice in the house. She thought this was nonsense and she wanted to call the heating and A/C company. I made a bet with him. If she called the heating and A/C company and they told him it was just mice in the walls, she would pay for the exterminator, and take herself and others away for a weekend. She was so sure she was right about the heating and A/C system, that she took our bet and shook hands with me. When the heating and A/C specialist arrived, she looked at the oil furnace and then she looked inside the air duct. She turned to our spouse and said she thought my associate and I had mice in the walls, because the heating and A/C system was fine. I patted our spouse’s cheek and told him I would look to see where I wanted to go for the weekend. She could call the exterminator and have the mice eliminated before my associate and I got home.