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In Cecilville my cabin was a two story duplex. We used to think the building was assembled wrong but later figured out why it was unusual.
On the second floor in front of the building we had a balcony. The only way for me to enjoy this luxury was to climb out a window while the adjoining tenants, Chuck and Craig, had a door. A little unusual but nothing too strange. But on the back of the cabin on the second floor I had a door that opened out to no balcony. Or stairs. Just open air. So if you opened it and stepped out you would fall a story to the granite ground below. Fortunately no one, sober or drunk ever took the plunge.
We all thought that the Door out back was supposed to be outfront so I could access my balcony. What it was really for was so if the snow drifted enough to block the downstairs, you could walk out from above. A good idea but stairs would still have been nice.
Another "luxury" of my home was a hube granite outcropping on the mountain behind my cabin. A 30 drop from the top set about 100 feet up the slope. I had a perfect view from my kitchen. We would go out and snowboard and ski off the drop. I remember doing dishes while watching my friends take their spills while our friend Bits (Greg Bittle) was the only one to stick it. Slope side living!!
Of course another luxury were the pack rats the size of cats we had living in the attic. Luckily they never got my keys. We eventually got rid of 'em. My landlord trapped one and another drowned in my toilette. I thought it was a cat untill I noticed the strange looking tail!!