Old houses have their charms like built-ins, the fancy moldings, the old, quality hardwoods, etc. But old houses have their problems as well, such as incredibly outdated kitchens and bathrooms. That and creaky floors and doors.
This is what it sounds like when I make my nightly check on Jack before I go to bed:
Walk to Jack's door: Crrr-rr-rr-eeeeeeaak. Creak. Creeeeeak.
Pause, listen for startled-child sounds. Grasp doorknob. Hold breath. Open the door: SNAP! POP! Crrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaakkkkkkk squeak squeak POP SNAP CRUNCH creeeeeeeeaaaaak!
Seriously, it sounds like a novelty Halloween album in here. And yet, somehow, he sleeps through it.
Note: We have only one built-in and the "quality" hardwood is a generous description.