jambaloney here, halloween is coming so i have spoooky stories, gather ye around the campfire, prepare for horror!!
okay, enough bs, down to bizniz
this is the first in a series - you will understand the title as we go along. we have 2 sections to framboise manor, but only access to one attic. this presents a number of problems - storage ?? electrical cables?? birds?? we need to fix this and we need a proper attic, attic #2 isn't so good for storage, we've made do. here is the closet with water heater, kitty litter and soon to be relocated gun locker:
origin of hell-hole, attic #2:
brace the feet of the ladder:
put the ladder in the original hellhole:
have 2 charged flashlights handy:
welcome to hell!!
scary stuff, huh? i put some old boards across the brace months ago for some quick storage:
here is "baby" hellhole - the vent from the original half of framboise manor. what you are seeing is the OUTSIDE of the first cottage... yep, buddy just tacked on an addition without even taking the siding off the original!!
here is the back of framboise manor from a few months ago, right now i'm currently in attic #2 - marked "B". i need access to attic #1 marked "A". ( the outside looks MUCH better now - later posts ;-)
i have scoped out the closed off access to attic #1 through "baby" hellhole, need a fancy marking tool... 2x2 with nail:
make a mark...
also known as hole in kitchen ceiling! success!!
now i need something i can fit into, notice the taped up garbage bag to eliminate mess on the floor - works great!
the finished product!!
up we go and now we can see attic #1 - MUCH better for storage!!
this post wouldn't be complete without "baby" hellhole's better side - nice wiring, i can hardly wait to work around that!!
there is much more to come, but this was the first step and it was a biggie. unfortunately the hard work begins, stay tuned and keep your tents zipped up tight - it gets worse , muhahahhahaha (vincent price laughter)
cheers everyone from the gonzo handyman!