We are all a little afraid of unusual spaces. Basements and attics are two that seem to conjure fear in people. How many times have you climbed those dark stair from the basement and your heart was pumping a little faster than it should. You hurry and close the door feeling silly. There’s nothing down there except your old junk. Attics are the same just harder to get in and out of but if they are used for storage then it becomes a real place of mystery.

What’s funny is we convert these spaces into living spaces if we can and make them like the rest of our house. I remember my grandfather’s basement in Junction City. Old and very musty. Stone walls and dirt floor. He had stacks of coke flats stacked up full of Night Crawlers because he loved to fish. I rarely went down there…

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