What we need is more time to devote to the basement, and guess what? We get a snow day! Yup, April 7 is snow day #15 for my kids. The added bonus is that Jay can't get off the mountain to get to work, so we get a freebie! Good thing we spent this past weekend digging the hole for the egress window. It's over 5' deep. Although I told him I needed a pic of him in it for scale, he refused to pose. Ben offered, but I don't want any documentation of my poor parenting skills. The pipe you see is the sewage pipe for a half bath that had no fixtures when we moved in. We're removing the plumbing and making it a closet. Good thing since the pipes do not connect to the septic tank.
Jay's going to "test" his saw to see if it will cut through the concrete block to enlarge the opening for the window. I have to force myself not to imagine a gaping hole in the house for the below-freezing temps tonight.
I also started weeding the perennial garden this weekend. I made about halfway through one patch when my neighbor called and told me among other things that Saturday was a bad day, biodynamically speaking to be weeding. He's my new best friend.