We lived in our house up north for 21 years. We tore it apart to the studs and put it back together several times renovating it. We thought we knew it inside out. Rafters to crawlspace. Interior and exterior. That is, until Husband did one last walk through on the day we moved out.
He reached into the space between the floorboards of the attic and the ceiling of the garage, just checking one last time and came up with this:
(In case you can’t tell from my very accurate depiction………it’s a gimballed compass in a handmade box.)
We were thrilled. One last gift from the previous owner (and builder of the house.)
I still say we should have kept looking. I have a feeling there was a bag of money stuffed in there too…….