restoration saga: the basement is real

I have encountered a smidge of skepticism.

The basement is real. I wish I were kidding.

(You brought this upon yourself.)


That is the creature who dwells within the shadows my loving husband.

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That is our freezer. And our stream.

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That is our plunger for plugging the stream.


The old staircase in the middle of the kitchen, the eye-level corner for bumps on my head.

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That is why we needed two dumpsters.
(Pictured: ceramics, canned goods, paints, mold.)

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That’s what it looked like when we toured the dump house in the winter of 2011. And we still bought it.


6 thoughts on “restoration saga: the basement is real

  1. Oh, it’s real.

    I’ve been there and back . . . but I’m not the same

    The pictures don’t do it justice . . . they make it look almost inviting

    Except for the staircase — that’s pretty accurate. Like gazing into the face of darkness

    But take heart. Soon regiments of bleach will do battle with the mold-hordes and rustless cans of paint will go boldly into the abyss with colors raised high to avenge the fate of their comrades

    From distant shores a de-humidifier that isn’t easily offended will answer the call

    And light will chase darkness from the crypt

    And it will be just

    A basement

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