I made this blog to highlight things I make, so this is a bit of a digression, but today I made an amazing discovery. While cutting a hole to put the light switch by the front door (I know, I know; crazy idea, but bear with me) I ran into uncuttium: further inspection [hammer] revealed a switch box. I know, right! It's like someone anticipated my desire to turn on the lights as soon as I enter the room, or turn on the outside light as I'm standing by the door. Crazy.
I now have the slight hitch of turning this single switch into two, but I have some ideas, and then there are more wires to nowhere (I hope) to deal with. Goodness knows why they covered it over in the first place. It looks like it was covered with plaster, which means it was abandoned long ago, but not before being wired up. Strange.
The lesson I'm taking from all this is to sort out all the electric right from the start.