Skylight blocked (since I moved in) :
My house was originally built with this skylight and the one in the third floor bathroom. These houses were built this way - it was the best ventilation system on one condition - you could leave your back door open. Well, since we haven't been able to do that in Phily for quite a number of years, it was apparently no big deal to block it off. I tried to pull on the chain to open it - but it doesn't seem to work. I will call the roofers tomorrow to see what is going on. I do hope we can open it - but if not - it still is wonderful having the light!