What a relief the basement is waterproofed and the I-beams are in place. The walls have a nice white clean look as part of the waterproofing. I can now get back to the original plan of making it a better looking basement, even if only for storage. But, now I'm seeing possibilities of maybe an actual room too hang out in, rather than storage. I'm not sure where to put all the stuff that used to be stored there.
I'm not a hoarder, but I do hold onto things. I have toys from every stage of a child's life, boxes of Steve's things not to be parted with yet. There are several years worth of the body shop paperwork, books, crafts, vases, flower pots. Well, maybe I'm on the edge of hoarding.