Here’s a little update on the basement… I leave tomorrow for my big trip to New Zealand so it sounds like the basement will be finished by the time I get back. Right now, they are scheduled to complete the job next Friday. Since my last update, the drywall has been installed and the stairwell has been framed and the walls installed. They also had to sand down the texture on the walls left by the previous contractor (our house was completely rehabbed in 2005). Yesterday afternoon and today, the guys started ‘mudding’ the walls. That task will continue through the end of the week. We did run into 1 slight problem (thank goodness for all the rain!). We need a pump. Water has slowly started coming up through a crack in the floor. No biggie! Better now than this spring when April showers hit! I would hate to ruin the beautiful sason pine floor I picked out. Pics below.