|The basement may still look like a mess but the decluttering is progressing.|
Sunday evening I emptied the freezer and stored all the food on the 3-season porch for the night. I unplugged the freezer and allowed it to defrost over night. Monday morning I moved the freezer back against the wall dividing the finished and unfinished basement. Then I wiped the freezer down and started to organize it. Almost all my vegetables come from my garden and I freeze my vegetables in one pint bags. I fill 2-gallon bags with the same vegetables since it is easier to pull out larger bags than pint size bags when looking for something. I was able to consolidated bags and place older dated items near the top to be used first.
After I finished arranging the freezer I could finely change the furnace filter. I have an Aprilaire air filter which only needs to be changed once a year. It normally gets changed each September before I turn it on. I never expected to have the freezer still in front of the furnace when I moved it early last spring to paint the floor. I should have known better since it always takes longer than expected to finish a job. Once I finished that I moved my router out of my sewing/craft room back into the unfinished section. Next the stationary bike was move out of that room to its old area next to the furnace. I am not sure if the bike will stay there but I am no longer tripping over it in the sewing room.
|Polished Light Fixture|
|The dirty panned light fixture.|
While moving everything around I found three light fixtures I have been storing in the basement. Last year, I had two fixtures rewired, a pan light for the dining room and bathroom light. I kept putting off the installing them since I am leery about working with electricity. The pan light fixture needed to be cleaned, I found time to do it and it looks great. The third fixture I got as a Christmas gift from my Dad and planned on installing it in the hallway. I made a decision that if I plan to straighten out the basement I need to take the time and finish many of my UFO (unfinished objects) so I can free up space. What an original idea, HUH!
|Cleaning up the leaking water along the north wall.|
|The broken down sprout.|
|After but I still trying to get the light on the right to work.|
Later I installed two of the light fixtures. I did the bathroom light checked the to be sure it work and then put in the hallway light. Later in the day the bathroom light stopped working and every since I been trouble shooting the problem with no luck. I decided the dining room light could wait until my brother comes for a visit because I do not think I can move the heavy ceiling fan from the ceiling and then replace it with the pan light fixture.
|My new Hallway Light.|
Tomorrow I will be back in the basement working again and checking the wiring in hope of finding the problem.