Rats In The Cellar

Circular sawGood news is that we are finally getting somewhere with the basement project that we’ve been working on for almost a year now. The sheet rock was delivered this morning and Jeff should begin hanging that Saturday with his buddy Jim from work. Today was spent taking care of some of the loose ends, like finishing the installation of some of the insulation. If all goes well tomorrow, the family room should be “walled” by the evening.

There’s still a lot to do after that but it will feel like we are finally on the home stretch. It’s taken longer than originally expected (we had originally hoped to be done in time to put the Christmas tree down there), but there has been delays on many fronts, like waiting for the rough electrical and plumbing to get completed and battling colds. Plus, of course, having a two-year-old and a newborn hasn’t made it any easier!

The other news is that Jeff’s brother Greg is suppose to be here this weekend in Newport, RI with his ship, the US Vella Gulf. We just saw him last month when he and his family came to visit from Virginia, but that was the first time we had seen him in a year, so we’re going to try and catch him. He’ll be given leave of his ship for the weekend and plans to stay at Jeff’s parent’s place, so that’s where we will likely go on Sunday. It should be a nice visit!