First off, a little background. I haven't blogged in ages. Prepping for Christmas, Alan off school and just the day to day challenges have left me with little time and no inspiration. We had a good Christmas -- very simple -- and there were no meltdowns. Historically, holidays are tough on the boyz and more than a few have been memorable in a bad way.
But that isn't to say that Christmas was "incident-free". We were sitting at dinner and we heard a loud crash from the basement. When we went down there, we discovered that Alan had toppled the old kitchen table we had sitting down there. Naturally there was a recently watered plan on top of it and all our hats and gloves from the recent snow were scattered all over and it was all a HUGE mess. Yuck. When DH looked closer (he is good about that!) he discovered that one of the wires for our internet was down and mostly stripped. Sigh.
|This is our basement last year. On the right is the climbing platform that DH built for Alan a few years ago.|
|Alan was thrilled that Dad had put the climbing bars back up!|
|It was Joe's birthday but we kept the kid busy!|
|Of course, he is a typical boy -- playing with power tools is fun!|
All this in less than a week!
|Mostly done. I like it. It reminds me a bit of a cabin in the woods -- but that paneling has GOT to go!|
I can never complain about DH being one of "those" husbands -- the kind that starts a million project and never finishes one, or worse, the kind that only dreams but never does any kind of home improvements. It may not be a fancy basement -- far from it! But it is useable, practical and mostly complete!