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SOLVED: Found a Secret Passage in the Living Room when Moving

UPDATE:  I emailed the original owners last night about the secret passage, and they responded back this morning.  Apparently, it was a dumbwaiter idea for bringing up firewood:

“My parents were so paranoid they were always hiding things.  I’m not sure about the bottom hole.  I remember in later years he had old books and papers etc. in there but the original reason for it, who knows.”

“I believe this was a wood bin idea my Dad had with a dumb waiter feature that was never built. He figured it was easier to carry in the wood than to complete the project. Thanks for the pictures. Brings back a lot of old memories.”

It has been a busy month, finally moving for good out of our old house.  5 years of living in that place, and I definitely miss the ocean view from Bay Park.  Don’t get me wrong, I am really enjoying La Mesa, I always loved the college area ever since going to SDSU, but nothing beats the view of the ocean in the morning and evening – something I realize now we definitely took for granted for a long time.

Anyway, we discovered something interesting when we were moving last weekend.  When we cleared out the living room, we found something pretty interesting in the wall.  There were 2 hidden areas in the walls that we knew about since we moved in.  They were always empty, but carpeted, and had multiple shelves built within.  I discovered something even more interesting when we moved the bookshelf out that was sitting against the wall….

Weekly WTF

I discovered a new subreddit that is probably the most entertaining destination on that glorious site.


I strongly suggest you check it out, you won’t be able to leave!


Been doing some photography with my DSLR, trying to learn how to take some actual damn photos.  It’s really hard to do this right in anything other than auto-mode, but I’m trying to learn how to use this Rebel T3.



Took the opportunity to take some pics of the 5 hummingbirds that were digging in on the feeder out in front of the house the other day.  What do you think?


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