The gravelike sketch room

I had a very tiring weekend. I got the acclaim to crap fixed, picked up a bed from Jill’s family, entertained many-a-guest, and did quite a bit of home improvement.

and that is where my story begins. Jesse and I were deep into our to-do list putting insulation on our heating pipes in the basement.

As you can see from the following diagram, there are two very sketchy holes in the wall of our basement.

Basement of Terrors!

I would like to refer to these rooms as ‘sketch room #1’ and ‘sketch room #2’. Each of these rooms had a two heating pipes that led into them and up through the floor to heat our foyer and music room. They needed insulation, and as I have a smaller build than Jesse, I was the obvious choice for the job.

I climbed into ‘sketch room #1’ first. And really, it wasn’t that sketchy. the floor was dirt, but there was enough room for me to comfortably scoot underneath each heating pipe and insulate it, and there was enough light for the job. It was quick.

Sketch room #2 was extremely frightening. Pitch dark. Hundreds of cobwebs laced with dead spiders and egg sacks filled the space. Glass and nails stuck up out of the uneven dirt floor. The ceiling was low and the trash and mud seemed to move as my flashlight flitted over them. I needed to focus all my energy on the task at hand and keep my mind as far away from the creatures that were undoubtedly crawling up my legs. I kept expecting to see human bones half buried in the dirt.

Our house is awesome.

5 thoughts on “The gravelike sketch room

  • 1/10/2005 at 4:07 pm

    I’m surprised you didn’t grab a can of hairspray and a lighter and burn away the debris. And then use a squirt gun to put it out.

    Although I suppose it’s less cool to do that when you own the space…

  • 1/10/2005 at 4:10 pm

    Wow. no. you’re completely wrong. If I had thought of it I definitely would have brought a hair spray torch into the sketchy rooms. I could have made quick work of all those spider corpses.

  • 1/10/2005 at 4:13 pm

    It would be awesome to see a paintbrush work showing “how it might have been” (with you as the flame-throwing hero, of course)…

  • 1/10/2005 at 4:30 pm

    that’s intense.
    it reminds me of Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade for some reason.

    all the knights buried under the church.

    i’m not sure what brought that on.


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