A hollow beam
You may be aware that before the repairs and renovations, we periodically would find "coffee grounds" in the makai-Ewa corner of the sanctuary. We were leery, therefore, about what might be found up high. Turns out the lower diagonal beam was hollowed out, but there was no evidence of live termites or ants. Yay! Lots of droppings up on the beam, though, and likely they sprinkled down every now and then when the building would move a bit--probably from those early morning garbage trucks we hear during the 7:30am service! Just kidding. :)
Ah, but there WERE live termites--yikes!