|See how this man's right hand is pulling the cord that dangled from the underside of the stairs in this screengrab from a This Old House DIY webpage? A similar common style of attic-access staircase was installed in our house by our builder.|
|I drilled out a larger hole for a better cord.|
|This is a piece of mooring line intended for a small sailing dinghy such as a little Sunfish, perhaps. I ran the line through and tied a bowline around a metal washer to keep it from pulling back out.|
|On the grab portion of the cord, I cut a section of my old split garden hose to use as a more comfortable hand-hold.|
Yet another minor mishap transmuted into an equally-minor missive of the blogging variety.