Sunday, July 10, 2011

Basement Pictures

Since we had requests for pictures I went down with the camera and snapped some photos.  This is the main room that is under our living room upstairs and will become the play room or family room downstairs.

Look at all that insulation!!  Walking over next to the ladder and looking back at the door going upstairs, you can see the little storage area under the stairs.  I put a light under there with a switch next to the door.

This will be the bathroom and a storage closet behind it.  I still have to insulate these walls.   The closet walls in the back where the tube encolsure is leaning will not get any insulation.  The plumber needs to come back and put the enclosure around the shower base.  That is supposed to happen Monday.

There is a smaller room that we have been calling an office, because we cannot legally advertise it as a bedroom.  In order for it to be a bedroom there has to be a window to the outside, so the person sleeping there could escape in case of fire.  This room has no escape, but the next room that I use as my ham shack office does have that window, so there is two ways out for an emergency.

Today, I started by installing the remaining wiring in the service panel, and the new breakers.  I broke out the slugs that cover where there are no breakers, so that the new ones would poke through, and replaced the cover.  I don't like leaving the panel open, because I never know who might decide to put their fingers in there.   SURPRISE!!!!  Ya folks are that goofy.....

Then I started to insulate the walls, and used up another roll and the remaining partial  pieces on the floor.  But by about 2:30 I began to get hungry and bolted to Wendy's on the scooter......  I never came back.....  Hard to get good help these days......

I ended up over in Missouri at a different Honda, Suzuki, Kawasaki dealership.  I had never been there before, and it was huge.  I saw a bunch of bikes that I would love to have for a while, to learn how to ride.  That's the problem, you don't really need to own these products, you just want to ride it for a couple of days to learn how!

It was a total waste of time, but then it costs a lot less that way!!! LOL

Retired Rod


  1. Wow!! Looking good Rod! That is a lot of work! :) I am glad you posted some pictures because I was having a hard time figuring out what you were doing down there just from the verbal descriptions. :)

  2. It's a whole lot bigger than I imagined. No wonder you're wearing yourself out. But it really looks great and will be worth it when it's all done. Glad you got your scooter ride in. Those are very important so they are not a waste of time.

  3. You're doing a great job on the basement! Lookin' good!

  4. So, you weren't just making this up after all while you snoozed in your easy chair upstairs??

    Great looking job on the insulation - nice and neat. Sure is a big reno. Thanks for posting the pics!

  5. Looking really good, Rod. I bet there will be lots of grand kids all over that basement before you know it. Thanks for the pictures... :)


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