29 year old Eddie and 26 year old Angie from Phoenix were renovating their kitchen when they came across this old safe in their floor. What they found inside was pretty exciting!
Where to start… we moved into our fixer-upper home two years ago and we’re finally getting around to the kitchen renovation. Eddie is DIY (enough) and saving us some money. It’s cute.
During the demolition, we found this safe in the floor – the safe revealed itself when we tore down the kitchen island.
To my knowledge, our home has had 6 previous owners – A hunch the safe didn’t belong to the last owners who seemed to like cats and smoking.
When we first moved in we found a safe code in the back of a medicine cabinet but never found a safe. Still, I saved the little code just in case.
The safe looks like it’s about 10-20 years old. After a half dozen attempts it actually worked!
The book was more of a mystery, sill is. A Guide for the Perplexed by E.F. Schumacher. Published in 1977.
Page 1 – A photo of a really sexy Gregory Peck looking dude.
I’m not a treasure hunter but pages 1, 7, 11, and 14 contain, what appear to be, a series of clues.
On the back of the photo is a note which reads,
I have a book you must read. I’ve underlined a few key passages.
The underlined passage of the chapter titled, ‘On Philosophical Maps’ reads,
“One way of looking at the world as a whole is by means of a map, that is to say, some sort of plan or outline that shows where various things are to be found.”
We haven’t decided what we’re going to do with the money yet. If Alan is still out there, it was meant for him after all.
But we’re keeping the bourbon!