We're beginning the basement remodel. Grab a tissue, all you cousins, aunts and uncles!
We know many family Christmas meals were held here. We know many guests have stayed overnight, a week, several months. The walls hold lots of memories. Unfortunately, the walls also hold grime, a little bit of mold and a whole lotta 30-year-old decorating.
We're first replacing the windows with much larger egress windows, complete with fire-escape window wells. The existing window frames are rotting away, and one pane is currently broken. The whole process will be quite involved, and I'm expecting quite messy. Owen is mainly excited about the backhoe parked in the front yard. He's been living in it the past few days.