careless workmanship or bizarre black magic ritual

posted 5/15/2004 6:17:18 PM by: timothy
151 kenneth was built by the previous owner around the turn of the century.

as i have gone about the business of fixing it up, i have been suprised many times by the lack of skill with which it was built and maintained.

the first clue was when we discovered, right after moving in, that the previous owner had attached peeling wallpaper back to the lathe and plaster walls with nails!!!

today, as i was replacing one of the electrical outlets in the kitchen, i was startled to hear two nuts fall out of the box. what the...?

what possible purpose (other than a fire hazard) could they have served?

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