Friday, January 29, 2010

Snow Day

The snow began last night and when we woke up the ground was covered in white. It's still snowing. Schools are cancelled and Alex and his dad are working on the basement, so the kids and I are hanging out (need to post updated pics of the basement soon). Here are a couple of the kids and Daisy playing in it.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The Big B

And I do mean basement. We started to remodel our basement two years ago in an endeavor to create more space in our house. Since our house is old (build in 1927) it has posed some interesting challenges. Alex (with the help of some friends and our dads) has done the work himself. We started with replacing the heat and air. The old heater had the repair recipts from 1962 laying on it when we moved in seven years ago. A time bomb waiting to explode or break. We had ductwork put in throughout the basement and had the furnace moved to the corner to take up less space. Then came drain tile and a sump pump to keep it totally dry. Then plumbing, electrical, and framing. We just passed our final inspection today through the city of Wichita. Yahoo! We are going to hire the drywall hanging and finishing as it's a majorly dirty project, and Alex has to be gone so much. When it's finished we'll have a family/play room, full bathroom, laundry room, and storage room. I need to dig up some beginning stages pictures to post, and get down there and take some recent ones of the process. Targeted finishing date: before baby gets here. Can't wait until it's finished...and of course we have vowed we won't ever take on any home project like this again. We'll see.