project guest room

As if we didn't have enough going on with something about a new baby and project family 2.1.whatever week we're in and the due date is RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER!!, we figured that whole basement thing we've been talking about doing for a couple of years? Now would probably be a good time to get that done if we ever want any hope of it happening.  And let's all be honest - could I have done the basement myself?  Probably, with a little help from Rhiannon if she wasn't quite as round and tired as she seems to be.  We could have done it, but it wouldn't have been done this fast or this well.  It would have been, well, it would have been finished.  Simply.  Barebones.  But finished.

We are short on time and manpower, so we contracted it out.  Yes, it cost more, but two weeks accomplished what would have been months of my evening and weekends.  And when Rhiannon asks when it will be done, I simply reply, "Honey, I can't write checks any faster."

Basement Status from Chris&Rhiannon on Vimeo.

I realize after watching this video that I don't mind the sound of my own voice as much I don't like listening to myself ramble on without any script.  Protrusion?  Hmmm, try column and leave it at that.  And the thing in the window well - it's called a ladder.  Kind of an everyday term, but put me behind a rolling camera without any plan of what to say and watch my vocabulary disappear.  Really, how many times do I say "awesome"?  Anything more than once is too many.

Also, you can check out pictures that aren't as narrated or shaky at our Flickr photoset for the basement.  I'll probably be updated pictures there more often than I put pictures here.