I was hoping to post that I had picked up all of the wood to finish the framing, but the snow keeps piling up. I have never minded the Michigan winters, but this year it is really starting to get to me since it is preventing me from working on the basement. I don't have a walk out basement and the hallway that leads to the basement stairs won't allow for anything longer than 8 feet, so I am forced to unload my lumber through a small window in the basement. The problem is that this window is on the opposite side of the house from the driveway. With over twelve inches of snow on the ground, there is no way of driving to the other side of the house and I don't want to walk each board through the snow to the other side. All of the snow had melted a week ago, but 2 more snow falls this week piled it back up. Now I have to wait for it to melt again.
I am running out of things to keep me busy in the basement, so I tinkered with the low voltage wiring a bit more. Mostly just bundling the wires together with zip ties. I still need to figure out what to do about a power strip for this area. I can either find a power strip that has spacing between outlets and will mount to the board, or I can run some conduit and a box with 4 -6 outlets.
I also mentioned to my wife that I wanted to haul the 2 1980s couches out of the basement. She seemed surprised. She thought we could use them down there until we buy new furniture. I would rather haul them out now before they become walled in and covered in dust. Plus, they are in the way. She said I could do what I wanted, but she wasn't going to help. Looks like I will need to recruit some help to get that done.
There is some rain in the forecast next week. With any luck, it will wash away a bunch of the snow so I can pick up my lumber.