I never realized we had a basement. But then again, we only moved into the house last year. We haven't explored all the nooks and crannies and secret spaces, like we had in our old home.
I miss our old home. It may have been small, but it was warm and comfy. This house is large and cold and gets drafty at night, even when all the windows are shut.
That's how I discovered the door to the basement. I was wondering how the draft was getting in, so I followed the cold air back and I found it. The door in the floor.
Well, I had to open it, of course. The basement turned out to be much larger than I anticipated. It seemed to stretch on for miles, but that must have been just a trick of the light.
When I went back for a flashlight, I noticed the door in the floor had its own little quirk: it closed by itself. I guess I have to watch out for that when I explore the basement further. I mean, I wouldn't want it to close on me and trap me in the basement.
Well, I'm going back to look around. I'll see you soon.
- The last note of George Parker to his wife Rose. Per their realtor, the house never had a basement.