I feel so very bad about taking the layout down.
A couple of years ago now we had lots of rain and the basement was constantly wet. We had a contractor come to give us advice. They decided we needed to remove the cellar floor and the finished walls. DH and I did do that we actually cut out part of the false floor we put in years ago and we took a panel out of the wall. Beneath the floor the wood was dry with no evidence of water damage. The walls had no weeping cracks.
We decided we needed to take down the railroad layout to check if it was coming in to the floor from elsewhere. It was not. We decided the water table gets so high it comes through the garage drain, that is also covered with a false floor.
Now we have taken the rest down and packed it all away. I have left one are still attached to the wall. That makes an area where I can put my sewing machines so we can now add a bedroom in the basement.
I have a huge cutting table in there and we discovered the table base will not go through the door. We have just put it up against one wall so we can put things on it and in it. We cannot rip much more apart.
Now we have to start on the toy closet. I am going to sweep the garage floor and bring all of the toys in to the garage. That way our sons can decide if we keep or get rid of their belongings.
There will be little time to get to the stuff so I will make it very available.
Over the years we have collected thousands of pieces of LEGO. These days they are in a very large box and trunk. Our grand's have played with them whenever they have been here but now it is time to let it go. My mother brought Lego from England for the boys long before it was here.
We have instructions for all kinds of houses garages boats and trains.
I am thinking I will donate it to a school or library if they want it. Otherwise I will advertise to let it go.
Today I have spent hours going through my Fabric stash. A friend has asked me to teach her to sew. I will keep some of the fabrics to teach with.
I will be doing that after the family visits. I think it will help me when they all leave again.
Still a lot of work is going on. Looking through boxes and taking boxes out to the garage and putting it on tables.
Tonight we had a heavy rain and thunder it was really long and the TV was interrupted for flash flood warnings. Hopefully it will move our for a while so we can get to mowing the grass.
I can see I have little tomatoes but I am not walking out there right now it is so wet and deep.
Off to bed Hugs Pat in Maine.