When I moved into my new house a couple of years ago my basement was finished but outdated and since it wasn't a space that I needed for living I pretty much ignored it and used it as storage. Last summer I went through the boxes I still hadn't unpacked since moving and purged more stuff (that felt great). I then painted over some awful wall paper and a pink bookshelf in preparation for my birthday party. After that I went back to nearly ignoring my basement, but the one thing I really wanted was a fully functioning 2nd bathroom. The basement has a bathroom but the shower didn't work so I decided in January that it was time to get someone to help me redo my bathroom. That is where my big basement remodeling project started. I don't have many pictures of the basement before I started remodeling but here are a couple from the demo process.
Chris & Michelle Small began emolition began in February. They took everything in the bedroom, big rec room, and a storage room down to the studs. They also took out the UGLY vanity and the non-working shower in the bathroom. After that we started working on putting my vision together in the basement. I had two egress windows installed and a doorway cut in the cinderblock so I could turn half of the rec room into a bedroom. Most of my job during this remodel was sanding and staining doors and trim and writing checks.
Eventhough it's not all done like the shower tile, floor trim and ceiling planks, things look pretty amazing in each room. I am excited to know that when I am all done and the rooms are furnished I will have a 4 bedroom, 2 bath house. $$$$$
World's Largest Porch Swing
October 18, 2020
Covid-19 put a damper on traveling and most of the places on my list were closed so I went back to the Atlas Obscura website and found out that the world's lagrgest porch swing is in Hebron, NE.. I loaded up my traveling campanion and we headed off to Hebron to see the swing. It is made out of irrigation pivot and technically not on a porch but we were out for an adventure and didn't care.
The swing is in a park in Hebron under a covered area and it was fun looking for it. On the way back home I swung by the Fairfield airport which was important to the WWII war effort.
I wanted to mark my upcoming 50th birthday in a special way. After thinking about this for a long time I am putting my plan into action. I am going to go on 50 adventures over the next 2 years to celebrate my 50th birthday. I am inviting family and friends to join me on any or all of the adventures. Some are going to be big, some will be small, but all will be fun.