So... our ever-growing debris pile from building the house, tree trimming, and acres of cardboard seemed to beckon us to finally get rid of it on the start to this New Year. Early on a beautiful morning we trudged out and Marc threw some gasoline on to get the party started.
Things were taking off pretty slowly given the snow pack on top of the pile so Marc went back to clear a path with the snow blower with another idea.
After stretching out numerous electrical cords he appeared with the leaf blower and set to work feeding oxygen to the fire. Now we’re talking!
Marc has spent his holiday three day weekends on further progress in the basement. He made a storage room for all our canning goods and equipment in what we had originally laid out and plumbed for a bathroom. We have no need of another bathroom and doing this provides a good amount of storage. Since under cabinet lighting was so expensive he decided to try rope lighting and we rather like the effect.
His office is now more cleaned up with the addition of the wall of shelving he built and he is currently working on a chop saw bench in the main work area. This area will eventually have an entire row of built in cabinets above it. Once he gets things in order to be able to use his large chop saw, he’ll be in a position to be able to tackle the tasks that need doing up top: the baseboards, window sills, kitchen shelving, and island building. For us, it never ends!