It has recently come to my attention, that a "fan" of my blog wanted to see the recent renovations to our basement. Well fan, here they are!
Welcome to the tour, if you'll kindly proceed down these stairs... careful! watch your step.
That dark rectangular box you see at the bottom of the steps is an artificial fireplace. It throws off a little heat which is nice because it's a bit chilly down there.
So here's the main room which you could partly see from the stairs, and there's the fireplace on the right. Those other black boxes are bike carriers--my birthday gift from Roger! You can just see the tiles on the floor from the bar.
Voila! the bar...
That white closet you see to the right isn't actually storage space, it actually cleverly contains our panel box!
Next up, you'll see our lovely guest room for everybody who is hopefully making plans to visit! There's no furniture in there yet, but wait until you see how cozy it will be when we're done with it.
Here's our furnace room... there's not much I can see about the furnace room except that it looks very... furnacy! There are some storage shelves near the back.
And the bathroom which we're still in the process of finding a mirror for.
Lastly, we have the storage closet..
Hey wait a minute! Is that a door in the closet I hear you ask? Why yes, it's a door in the closet.... Which leads to...
The Harry Potter Room!
Well, it's just a room under the stairs for storage, but it sure does remind me of Harry Potter's Room.
Hope you enjoyed the tour! We are taking reservations for those who would like to visit.
The sun's out today and it feels like spring. In preparation for the new season we raked the lawn yesterday to help get rid of all the cigarette butts and dust left on the lawn after our basement renos. There were so many cigarette butts left on our front lawn that Roger's convinced that we might end up growing a tobacco plant. We've also started to see the first shoots from the bulbs that I planted last fall.
Also, here's some photos of what I've started indoors and will be planted outside for when there's no risk of frost overnight...
Those leaves shown on the right are pumpkin leaves. That's right, I'm attempting to grow pumpkins as well as sunflowers, sugar snap peas, tomatoes, carrots, spaghetti squash, zuchinni, lettuce, poppies, pansies, moon flower, morning glories, sweet peas, cosmos, forget me nots, dianthus, japanese lanterns, holly hocks, babies breath, bachelor buttons and.... the elusive Himalayan Blue Poppy. So far, most things are growing except for the blue poppy. I don't have much hope for that one, but at least I'm trying.
Anyways, I'll be sure to post photos when (or if) flowers start turning up!
By the way, who thinks that this plant has a hope of surviving?