So while out in his workshop, Carey somehow managed to drop a tool into a gap that caused it to fall between the interior and exterior walls. He armed himself with his "good" flashlight and a line of some sort and started fishing around trying to retrieve it.
In the process he dropped his good flashlight into the gap as well. (Picturing this is making me chuckle as I type.)
Apparently previous owners have been equally as unlucky, as he could see other objects down there too, so he set about retrieving fallen treasure.
I asked him awhile ago if he had been able to recover his flashlight, and he proudly announced that he had...as well as a small 3-pound dumbell which he then used to give his bum shoulder a short workout. "But it made my shoulder ache. Do you want a little dumbell?"
So I gave him the look and replied, "Thanks, babe, but I already have one." To his credit, he laughs at all my jokes, even the ones that he walks right into.