There are holes in the walls of my house right now; Six of them to be exact. Each one was dutifully cut by the plumbers yesterday when they replumbed the entire house. See, some genius gave every builder in Florida the grand idea that they should put all the plumbing into the slab just before they pour the concrete. That way, if anything goes wrong you get the wonderful choice of either destroying all your flooring, or capping off the bad and running new pipes through the attic crawl spaces. They have to cut holes into the drywall to connect the new pipes to your existing faucets, showers, and toilets. When they are done, the holes remain so the county inspector can inspect the work for code violations and leaks. Ours passed just fine.
So now we are left with holes to patch up. It won’t be that bad. Most of the dry wall came out ok and will fit back no problem. A little tape, some screws, a few cans of knock-down texture, and some paint, and voila. A days job at the most.
But what to do with this opportunity?
I have holes in my walls. My own private time capsule. A hidden treasure spot for future generations to discover. What should I put in there? Pictures of the area? Pictures of me? Pictures of Princess Kate, Duchess of Cambridge?
Maybe a small map with a clue in it. I could do the whole “Davinci Code” thing. I leave a clue at one spot that leads to another, and then another, until they finally find the right place and find… some plastic trinket.
The Halloween shops are open already. I could go the creepy route and throw in some plastic skeleton parts. Nah. Not really my style.
Maybe a newspaper? Future generations could find it and see how little things have changed in the way of politics.
Maybe a DVD. I could throw in a few episodes of Jersey Shore for them. Nah. The skeleton parts would be kinder.
Maybe a book? Something classic and historic. Pride, Prejudice, and Zombies anyone?
What would you put in? I’ve got ‘till Sunday before we start working on the holes. What would you put behind the wall? Let me know in the replies and I just might do it.