I finally was able to rearrange the basement enough to accommodate moving more stuff down there without creating too much chaos. Determined to start demolition soon, I moved the stuff from the upstairs bedrooms into the basement. I was almost ready to rip up the carpet when Rob wanted to postpone the carpet ripping for a while.
What?? Why?? You want to stare at the 70s shag a little longer? You don’t want to walk on bare boards? Why postpone?
He had to cave as I was holding my awesome prybar at the ready: “LeeAnn is coming for a visit – it was a surprise.”
WHAT?? LEEANN!! Holy cow! That’s AWESOME! What a great surprise! And a GREAT reason to postpone demolishing the guest room!
So, my VERY good friend and rockin’ former roommate arrived the next morning with her beautiful baby daughter and we were able to spend a few days catching up face to face. *sigh* so nice!
NOW… the blue shag has become my vanquished foe! muah hah hah!
It put up a really good fight at the end. Rolling and moving carpet is surprisingly difficult! But, it’s down the stairs and ready to be moved into the garage (that is… when Rob gets home).
And let me just say, demolition is so rewarding!! I might like it better than cleaning! You get to see such a big difference in such a short amount of time. Plus, you’re getting rid of something you didn’t want to be there and making way for something you’ve been looking forward to for months… yea, it’s awesome.
We have also made the forms and poured our sample concrete pieces for the bathroom countertop. Both of us have different ideas about what will look good with our black tile we got at the auction, so we decided to make two sample pieces in the size of a bedside tabletop. Each of us designed our piece to exhibit our ideas for the countertop AND we can use them later as bedside tables!
We just poured them last night, so they’re not interesting to look at yet… Maybe next week we’ll do some grinding (so to speak) and reveal the aggregates.
We rearranged the greenhouse, taking out the bottom shelf on one side so we could fit the larger potted plants. The matsuma orange, fig, and pepper plants have been very happy now.
We also got the worms into their new (clean!) home. Plus, we added a light rope for some additional heat. It comes on at 11pm and shuts off at 6am – yea, there’s a timer in the greenhouse! We also plugged in the heater and set it. But, we don’t know if it works because it hasn’t been below 40 degrees during the day (thank you South Dakota!) But, the plants and worms all seem happy!
And check out the blueberry plants showing off their fall foliage!
And my last home brag: I lit the basement! It is no longer a dreary and, let’s face it - a little bit creepy, place! I ordered a cord with ten sockets and hung paper lanterns on the ceiling. Now, with a flip of a switch, the whole room is lit! It’s WONDERFUL!
I’m going back to finish off the blue shag room! Plunder and pillage!