The good, the bad and the really ugly.

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The good …

A miracle is currently taking place below Casa River. And though I never thought I’d say it… I’m now glad my bored by retirement husband is fully engaged in a project.

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After insulating the walls and putting an unnecessary ceiling in my small section of the cellar, he moved on to the cluttered with useless crap main section of the nightmare that is our basement, and this is where the miracle happened.

Look!

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Bare basement floor! I haven’t seen that since we moved to this house two decades ago.

And what used to look like this:

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Now looks like this.

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Be still my heart.

His plan is to insulate all the exterior walls and put a ceiling throughout the whole cellar, which is a massive undertaking considering there’s nearly 40 years worth of accumulated junk in the way. Will he get rid of any? He says he wants to have a yard sale… which is a start. But if nothing else, things will be cleaned and hopefully a bit more organized.

Also good…

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The husband built a large shelf in my section for my numerous tubs of holiday decorations.

The bad….

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I couldn’t get down there to photograph it before he cluttered it up with his mess from the section of floor he cleared in the other room.

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Anyone need a 600 pound waffle iron or a Snoopy lunch box?

Also bad…

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See the end of that long dark tunnel? The one you can only access by bending over double and ducking under the sewage pipe? That’s where the husband put all my wrapping paper, bows and from what I can see… Halloween decorations.

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And finally, there’s the really ugly. Because under an old moldy blanket?

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There’s an equally old and moldy stereo cabinet from some long lost era. It shouldn’t surprise you to know that I was unaware he even owned this beast. The husband has a habit of sneaking purchases down to the cellar when I’m not home.

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34 thoughts on “The good, the bad and the really ugly.”

  1. Nothing will make you want to shed a bunch of excess crap quite like having to move it out of the way over and over. This could be a very hopeful sign. Either way, a little progress is better than none at all.

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  2. Do you guys have hipsters up there? If so, I know at least one of them should be screaming for the mid-mod Hi-Fi. You could get components for it anywhere (I’m thinking Bang and Olufsen linear tracking turntable for starters) but finding the cabinet is a pure stroke of luck.

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  3. You had no faith in your hubs, but now you are seeing his good side. The thing is, grab that space while it is available and make it yours! before he starts to fill it with his stuff again. Which he will do if you leave it empty too long…

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    1. Not happening. It was decided long ago I would have the small room while he took the main space. And nothing has actually left the premises yet so it’s just a matter of shuffling…
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  4. Oh my. He is a special guy, isn’t he? Hiding all those treasures right below your feet!
    It’s keeping him busy, which is good. And the thought of a yard sale? That right there is foreplay, right?
    Love the Snoopy Lunchbox!!

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