Hi Michael Reid.
Just checking to be sure that you have a clear protocol for that trap door to your basement. For example: when you leave it wide open, you do “x” upstairs so as to flag anyone up there to watch for/be aware of the opening.
I only say this because I fell 9 1/2 feet to the ground below (split open my head on the concrete stairs) in the old 1890’s farmhouse gallery building where I work. It was not a pleasant experience!
I made my entry at high speed spinning furiously like a top in a horizontal position. Moments before was simply walking briskly down a corridor to retrieve a document. The heating/ac contractor on-site had left the door propped open with zero warning – no sawhorse, caution tape, no cones.
Anyway, everyone (including the doctors) could not figure out how I could survive such an fall with minimal injuries. The PTSD was the worst part and a skilled acupuncture practitioner up here helped dissolve the memories/impact. No concussion. Only a dent in my leg where the tendon snapped and left a “hole”.
Would not want you or anyone else in your circle to experience the same.
Perhaps those of you who grew up in and or around old buildings with trap door basements have a “code”/protocol for flagging an open doorway? I never learned one.
LOVE to ALL Guardian Angels, hat tip Dudley.
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