Stripping away the rose colored glasses of denial concerning my reality. Getting in touch with truth. Reaching out to others in empathy concerning their reality and their walk to truth.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

B is for Basement















If your basement was a song
Would it let us sing along
Or make us sigh
In sad reply?


46 comments:

  1. This is great Dixie, you're doing fine.
    Have a good day.
    Yvonne.

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    1. Thank you, Yvonne. Go vote at my BOTB if you'd like. It's a fun song battle. Hope your day is more cheery!

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  2. As with the attic, I've never had a basement, but to me if would have a drum kit, music, long-haired carpets, couches and goooood company *grin*

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  3. I would love, love, LOVE to have a basement! In my dream house, someday, I want a nice roomy basement. Part of it would dedicated for storage and the rest would be divided into guest bedrooms and a family room. I really need to win the lottery so I can build my "dream house", but first things first I have to play! :D

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    1. Play on - we'll be looking for those photos one day!! (smile)

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  4. I have mice in the basement... too scary to go down there....

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  5. I'd like that second one, in there one can have lots of fun.

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    1. Oh yes, Pat. The slate in my old billiard table broke. Got to have a new one - must keep my geometry education fresh.

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  6. If that is your basement, I'd say "sing a song."

    I've lived in houses with finished basements and not finished basements. Now I have NO basement. Ha!

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    1. I'm a moron. I hope your basement looks like the second one. Duh. I think I'm still asleep.

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    2. My basement is almost complete - it's close, but the purchasing the new table is taking longer. I'm looking for another slate. Also, instead of chocolate brown color, I used driftwood grey... it's brighter. My whole house is a beach theme... lots of big pretty shells people have brought me, or that I've collected.

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  7. I never had a basement before, but I wish I had that one. That's awesome!

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    1. Chyrs, I wish my camera worked. My colors are brighter, with a lovely beach theme, which includes driftwood greys and peach blush.
      Thank you.

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  8. I have really scary memories of my uncle telling ghost stories about the basement in the old farm house. It was never very attractive, and it had dark rooms.

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    1. Linda Kay - I understand. The first thing I did was change up the lighting. I helped build two huge walk-in closets for storage. Added a long work bench for tools...has it's on electrical outlet built into the bench.

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    1. Well said, Carole Anne!! (smile)

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    2. By the way - I just realized your doing the A-Z challenge. Great posts!!!

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  10. Like that basement. Only ever lived with one and it wasn't anything like that.

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    1. I have finished cleaning the fireplace bricks and may add some driftwood gray highlights. I want to enjoy it when it's done.

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  11. My brother's last house was a 100 year old house, with a basement that was lucky that it wasn't a dirt floor. But it was quite creepy. My son called it a murder basement...a murder basement is any basement that is creepy enough that you can be killed in it at any time. LOL
    TheCyborgMom

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  12. My basement in another previously owned home was actually our family room and 2 bedrooms and a 2nd bath plus utility room and wne cellar...but then it was adaylight basement....now we have no basement but we do have a big garage. I like your theme- fun and I look forward to reading more!
    http://katheworsley.blogspot.com/2015/04/a-to-z-challenge-b-is-for-bahia.html

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    1. Hi Kathe - I joined your site and am loving your A-Z posts!!!

      I have a huge sunporch, some call a "Florida Room," but don't know what to do with it yet.

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  13. We don't have basements here. Everything is built on top of lava. No fooling. Untethered Realms

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  14. I would call it a cellar- and I've always fancied having one with a swimming pond in it- candlelight and carp, that would always be fun :-)

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  15. Not fond of basements. Mine had spiders and creepy cement peeling on the walls and an awful smell.

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    1. Charcoal placed in aluminum pans, scattered throughout the basement eliminates the smell. I believe it's Raid that makes the flying, crawling, creepy spray, though I'm not advertising.
      Have great weekend, Sharon!

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  16. Is that second photo someone's BASEMENT?? I don't have a single room in my house that looks that good!

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    1. Michael, I sure it must be. It's also very close to what I've got going on in my basement. Looking for new(read used) pool table to replace my current one with the broken slate bottom. I didn't used brown but driftwood grey. It's a beach theme.

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  17. Wow! That's an awesome basement in the second photo! We have a finished "daylight" basement in our house, but it isn't that decked out. It is where our tiny (think cheap) surround sound dvd system is, and where my oldest daughter keeps her special tap practice floor, but it doesn't have the billiards table.
    Nice addition to A to Z!

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    1. Thanks Tyrean. It has taken me four years to finally get to the basement. I love billiards.... but my table is broken. Looking for a nice used one.
      Thanks for the compliment (smile).

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  18. Oh, and it's not as fancily furnished either . . . someday, maybe.

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    1. We have these store called, "Restore," where you can purchase home good, furnishings so much cheaper. I found a moss green, denim love seat, and chair for $70. They are in great shape. I'm thinking I'll slipcover an older couch I have to go with these two. It takes time...

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  19. i'm very happy with my basement and i think it's happy with me. from previous houses i learned to never have the entertainment room under the upstairs kitchen.

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    1. Oh, I understand Billy. The part of my basement that is under the upstairs kitchen is not furnished. It's more a mechanical zone for heating, and sump pumps.

      I'm not sure I'll go a kitchen down there, unless I rent to college kids. I do have a freezer, electrical and water connections on the opposite end.

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  20. If I had a basement and it looked anything like that second picture, it would make me sigh in joyous reply :-)

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    1. There's an answer I love!! Thanks, Angela!

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  21. In the UK we call them 'cellars'. Only older properties (pre- World War II) tend to have them. Often they are turned into Granny flats (=apartments!) for the Mother-in-law or Au Pair.

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    1. Hi Bazza. Over here, cellars are about a third of this size. I'm thinking to rent to college students.This would be for foreign exchange students. We'll see.

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