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Ahhh, the basement…

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

After 8 years, the basement is framed, at least the front 2/3, except for the soffet/chase around the ductwork/sewer drain up on the ceiling.  I will put one more wall in the back 1/3 to separate mechanical from storage, but that will come later.   Have started putting in the electrical boxes where I know they need to go.  Just have to decide on 3-ways, 4-ways, can lights, ceiling fans, and whether to make a kitchenette or not.  If so, will need to decide the layout.  The biggest single item expense I have left, other than possible appliances, I believe is the grinder pump.  Most everything else is nickel and dime, relatively speaking.

After all these years, the basement needs a good spring cleaning to get rid of things we really don’t need to save, and I will decimate my computer just.  Yes, 9/10 of it, volume wise, is headed to the trash, after some time spent sorting.  The storage area need to be for storage of needed things, not junk.

New Home – 9/28/06

Monday, February 25th, 2008

The country, finally!  Well, barely.  Actually, the property touches city limits, but we are ‘outside’.  And on her birthday, to boot!

New house, no grass, no pavement on the driveway yet, unfinished basement, mother-in-law right next door, but it sits on 5 acres, so it’s a plus.  Had to take a second job to make the payment, so I don’t get to see the place too much it seems.

Moving…UGH!  After 20+ years and 3 kids, the old 3 bed, 1 bath, 1 car garage place was so beyond cramped.  We took a 12 foot trailer load to the ‘burn pile’, put about twice that much out for the trash pickup, and it still took 4 days to move across town! (Thanks for the use of the trailer, Frank!)