Sunday, November 15, 2009

Wait...what??

How long have we lived in this house? 3 months and 7 days. We moved in 2 days before my birthday...so a total of 99 days. Well, guess what!!

We just found out we have another closet! We had NO clue that it was there. There are a number of reasons that we didn't suspect its existence.

#1. There are two doors on this closet. The first one opens fine and we have this little cubby at the top in which we keep things like the food processor and blender. The front part opened only halfway down and behind it was the open space at the top, and this little flat panel that my mom was convinced used to hide a fold-down ironing board. We kind of just assumed there was a little nook at the top, the flat panel for the ironing board and that was it!

#2. It just didn't open. We tugged as hard as we could when we moved in and just assumed it didn't actually lead to anything. It must have been painted shut...

#3. Our house has an apartment attached to it. The apartment falls basically behind our kitchen. We figured if there had at one point been a small closet there, perhaps our landlord had turned it into storage space for the one bedroom apartment behind us and shut off our access to it.

Anyway, Chris was getting the blender out today and accidently dropped something. He got up on a chair and saw that one of the attachments to something had slipped through this little crack in the bottom of the cubby. He could see it but he was going to have to fish it out. In doing so, the door just popped open! There are paper towels, light bulbs, a broom and dustpan just hanging out in there unbeknownst to us over the last 99 days. Now we just have to figure out what to do with our new storage space!

7 comments:

Patty said...

That's so funny! Enjoy your new-found storage!

Dorothy said...

What a nice surprise! I never would of guessed it was there!

Liz said...

wow that's a great surprise! i think you should do a thorough search for secret passages now.

jennie said...

two doors??? i'm surprised you didn't find treasure in there. or maybe a skeleton!

whittakerwoman said...

That is awesome! H

Maggie said...

haha, this is awesome! you can never have too much storage... what a great surprise!

LA-jan said...

That's terrific! I've got a great idea on how to organize it :)