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Today.

Parker and I had a little impromptu Easter egg hunt in the backyard when he got home from school today.  It’s hard to believe that in about 3 weeks, all of the leaves will be filled in and we won’t be able to see through the woods anymore.

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And how’s the basement coming along?  Let’s just say that the only way I can deal with THIS:

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Is to have one or two (or four) of THESE:

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Houston, we gotta big problem.

I guess all good things have to come to an end.  The basement project was going so well – we were under budget and all of our contractors were doing a fabulous job… until we got down to the last week and discovered a plumbing problem.  Ugh.  I can’t really explain all of the details, but it has something to do with a pipe tilting up instead of down, and now the sewer won’t drain the correct way, which stinks.  (Literally.)   All I know is, I’ve been hearing talk of wet saws and busting out walls and tearing up concrete, and none of that sounds good to me.  I’ll keep you updated.

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The theater room:

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Before.

We have started work on our basement.  Here are the official “before” pictures.  It may be a while until you see the “after” pictures, because we’re not in a huge rush, we just wanted to get started.  Eventually we hope to have a man cave, a kid cave, a photography office, and a media room.  Oh, and a BATHROOM.  Torin specifically said she wants a bathroom.

The big deal today is that we now have heat!  We had to get a new unit for the basement (why do those things have to be so expensive?).  The HVAC guys just left, so Parker and I went downstairs to feel the warmth.

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