Snow, Slow and Trapped

Shut-In Time!

I don't mind winter, as a matter-of-fact I rather enjoy winter.  I could do with a few less sub-zero temp days, but I do enjoy it...the crisp air, that cozy feeling in the house, the snow... Okay.  The snow.  I do love the snow, but in the last two days we've had a total of 20".  That doesn't bother me too much, except that we had a family situation this week and there was no way to make the trip.  Thankfully, dad's improving so the stress factor sure has been reduced!

I did take the involuntary shut-in time to get some more work done in the basement.  Thing is, I just couldn't get motivated to get started on the walls again.  So I puttered around, started looking for ways to make more space so I wasn't crawling over everything all the time.  One of the things that helped was this work bench.  I have a home made one in the workshop, but the main part of the basement really needed one too.

This one came from Home Depot.  It was $69 and was essentially pre-assembled.  So that'll help with getting this place back in some kind of decent shape.  I know it's a bit early, there's a long way to go in the basement, but I wanted to show at least a little before and after.  This was the basement a few weeks ago:

I love snow for the same reason I love Christmas: It brings people together while time stands still. Cozy couples lazily meandered the streets and children trudged sleds and chased snowballs. No one seemed to be in a rush to experience anything other than the glory of the day, with each other, whenever and however it happened. - Rachel Cohn, Dash & Lily's Book of Dares

I know it still looks messy, but most of the next picture messiness is the cement mixing station I have set up. Outside of that, I think you can see how things are coming along!

Hopefully tomorrow I can get motivated enough to spend at least a little time on the walls. And just a thought - glad you're on the mend Dad!  You'll be back at it in a wink!
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