The locked door kept calling to me.

When I bought my house, I was pretty sure that I had looked into every nook and cranny of the house. I didn’t think there was a single corner that I hadn’t seen. I guess I hadn’t looked at my basement as closely as I thought I had. I noticed that a bunch of boxes had been piled up against the one wall. Curiosity got the best of me, and I moved all of the boxes, hoping to find some hidden treasure in them. I kept hearing some odd noises coming from near the boxes, which I soon realized was just the furnace. I also kept feeling a breeze coming from near the boxes. I found out there was a small passageway hidden behind the boxes. I was afraid of what was there, but I got up the courage and walked into the passage. I found there was just another door at the end. The furnace had blocked off the passageway and another door. I couldn’t find a key to open the door, and no matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t get it open. I was now on a scavenger hunt, hoping to find a key to the door. I was surprised to find a small key hanging right by the furnace. I grabbed the key, thinking it wasn’t going to fit, and almost hoping it wouldn’t fit. You can only imagine my surprise when the key turned in the lock. I was hoping for a hidden garden, or maybe another furnace room, and all I found was a stone wall.



Space heater