We removed some rotted floorboards, only to discover.......wait for it............only to discover PROBLEMS. For example? There are two sections missing from a floor joist (only one is pictured below.) Is this the floor joist that sits under our collection of weightless birds? No. Unfortunately, this is the floor joist that sits under our cast iron tub that is sometimes filled with water and a baby hippo.
So we have to figure out how to secure a floor joist. A steel reinforcing beam is being discussed.
Also? You can barely see them in the crappy photo below, but there are three weird low-voltage electric wires running through the same space. What are they? We have no idea. What would happen if we cut them? We have no idea.
So. I am look on craigslist for a dinghy.