I went out to wheel our trash and recycling to the curb this morning (yay for living somewhere that does not actually charge you to recycle… aside from the higher property and income taxes, of course), and was confronted with these guys, one chilling under each can:
No idea what either is (aside from “snake”), and by the time I had secured a better camera than my phone, both had slithered off into the wilds. Neither could have been more than 8-9” long.
Aside from that, my whole morning was spent installing this:
Given that my gun safe, unloaded, weighs twice as much as an average refrigerator already, and given that those trusses are spaced at 20” (which is a bit farther than I am used to), I figured that extra pylon would not hurt so much. Unfortunately that massive concrete block pier is for the stairwell / second story, and the two trusses that support the safe have absolutely no useful interaction with it at all. Thankfully, neither the footer for the jack nor the jack itself touches either the sewage drain line or the return vent around it…
Cannot say as though I enjoyed working in a space all of 3.5 feet tall, though.