Last time on Dragon Ball Z…
Our heroes found a mysterious coat closet, unopened for over a decade. What could it hold?
Now, the thrilling conclusion!
Go figure. Coats. Among other unrelated items.
Our second round of cleanup for the hoard finished up the last bits of rubbish from the corners of the living room, and started in on the dining room. Let’s see the before!
Today’s top finds:
- Millenio’s Cereal Box (flattened)
- Star Trek TOS Cloth Badge Patch
- Menard’s Grand Opening Circular
- House and Garden Magazine, House Plans Special, 1928
- New In Box Wire Storage Shelves
- Four Boxes of Domin… WAIT DID YOU SAY SAFE!?
Yep. A rusty old locked money box.
This is the part where post authors would normally dangle the opening of the box in front of your for a few days. I won’t make you wait that long; I’ll tell you what was inside at the end of this post. It’s got some weight to it, and rattles when its shook…
In the meantime, enjoy some pictures of our other spoils of war!
That’s cool and all, but the safe?
Here we are just getting started into the dining room:
A bit of big news, though: WE FOUND THE BROKEN STATUE’S OTHER FRONT LEG!
Ok… and about that sa-
Among some of the tapes we found were a few in bubble mailers. Apparently the ex-owner or someone with an identical last name was involved in a trial up north…
Once the rest of the living room was cleared out, in order to mitigate the musty smell a bit, we opted to remove the rug and all of the shredded mouse bedding upon it. This revealed the fact that this house is not atypical; it has pine boards filling the center of the rooms.
Builders knew that people would be putting down large rugs anyway, so why waste money on nice wood that’s going to be covered up? The floor in the closet was actually well protected by… wood grain laminate.
I agree but SAFE!
Here’s how we were looking once we got through the living room and the pocket doors opened up.
Alright, NOW SAFE?
It’s nothing, really. Just forget about it.
We set up the wire shelving we found to help store and organize our finds.
Another macabre find, a parrot skull. Odds are, it was one of hers.
Alright alright. I told you it was nothing, really.
Without a key, we struck the lock face to break off the pins. Being old and thin, the rivets popped easily to reveal… nothing at all.
Yeah. Speaking of locks, we found a small number of deadbolts in the hoard, and knowing that we don’t have a key to the front door (it’s secured from inside each night), I wanted to replace it with one we did have a key for.
There is, however, a problem.
This double-sided keyed deadbolt, which are pretty popular on doors with large glass panes, has the added security of a rotating plate that only reveals the screws when the key is inserted and partially turned. The key that we don’t have. I would have thought that the deadbolt in its unlocked state would have the holes lined up, but this is not true.
Further, the jamb is busted out right where the bolt enters. Look’s like we will be starting construction a bit earlier than planned.