That wretched, stinking basement!

| 10/16/2013 9:15:00 PM

Tags: Land, Basement, Old House, Mary Conley,

Mary Conley(Continuing our story of the farm.)

I didn’t want to see the basement, we didn’t want to empty and clean the basement, and I don’t want to write about the basement. There were (and still are) more exciting things waiting, but what has to be done, has to be done, so here goes.

Looking down basement stairs.

This is the view as we entered, and it stunk.

The first thing we noticed was some rather nice stuffed furniture, ruined now, because of the mildew and stench. Next, there was an old hot water heater lying on the floor. Really? Do people actually install something new and then just leave the old lying on the floor forever? 

6/27/2014 5:07:10 PM

We seem to be living in parallel worlds, LOL! We bought (with our son) an almost 100 year-old farmhouse (and farmland), last June. We looked at it twice, then the next time we came back, IT was ours! The basement had the old coal AND oil burners in it, but praise God we at least had a new addition on the house, which included new basement space, with a walk-out set of sliding doors, so junk could exit the house that way. Enjoying reading back on this blog, you're a kindred soul! Except my back is still okay...but much of me hurts, I'm 53 and a bit old for all of this! Blessings, Lori from "This Old Farmhouse"

10/26/2013 2:21:23 PM

Wow, what a job. Haha! I love your comment on the "mold painting." That's one way of looking at it. "We keep the mice well fed, if you know what I mean..." Made me chuckle. I believe I do know what you mean... ;)

10/20/2013 8:39:44 AM

Mary, Ack, what a nasty job of cleaning up. What will this house be used for when it's all cleaned up? From your post, you indicated that you don't plan on living there. It's a good thing no one in your family has allergies. It sounds like the worst is over. Good luck with the basement renovation. Interesting note about the voting place in the basement. ***** Have a great fall basement clean up day.

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