So if you're ever planning on walking on an attic ceiling, and don't know the first thing about it, follow this advice:
Otherwise, this might happen.
M decided to tackle our storage room over his spring break, and then had a whim to go into the attic of our townhome building, which wasn't accessible before because it was blocked by stuff, and take down this stupid Christmas start that's been in the little octagonal window since we bought the condo.
He took one step, and crash, through the ceiling of our garage. Eight feet down, and he fell onto the side of his car.
Thank God he wasn't hurt. I am still shaken up by the whole experience.