My dad just bought a house and let me move in. He's home once every three months so its practically my house. I just have to take care of it.
What I want to do is have my internet closet on the north side of the house and my office on the south side of the house. Well I wanted to achieve this by running a 50ft Ethernet cable up into the attic, across the house, and then drill a hole through the joist that's above the office room and feed the cable through the wall so I can have Ethernet ports on my wall.
Only problem is, I've never done anything like this before. I had assumed that if I go into the attic there would just be a wide open space where the wall is with a bunch of electrical wires and crap hanging down into the wall, which then I could just drop the Ethernet cable down and find it when I get back out of the attic.
I found out that there's a wooden joist covering it so I'd have to drill through. I tried to drill through and the drill only went halfway and then it wouldn't go through any more. So. I stopped.
Why didn't it go through? Is there a better way to achieve what I want? Am I doing something stupid?
My biggest concern is that when my dad goes to sell the house, will a home inspector see that and then flag him for it? I want to do this in a way that won't create problems in the future.