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April 14, 2001

Pictures of our finished basement below - before and after

This basement was finally finished November of 2000 after one year of toil and terror with a few close calls with death. One particular incident involved Mr. Fix-it (me) with a power tool (ugh ugh ugh) - a sawzall to be exact. In cutting through some existing two by fours on one wall, to my exasperting surprise, the gas main line was buried underneath it. With a loud "ching!", a hissing sound, and the wonderful odor of natural gas permeated the surrounding air, the words "OH (insert explative here)!!!" seemed to appropriately flow out of my mouth. One small spark and "Ka-BOOM". I'm here today. Thanks God!