Step one: wait 3 months for the cement to cure.
Okay, maybe, just maybe, I won't get working on this basement thing right away. I can do a bit of the plumming work, power-wash the walls, prime and paint the walls, and a few other things.
I'll be spending Christmas up at Jen's mom's. The shedules is getting packed, as many people that Jen knows want to see her and meet me. I am promised one Devil's hockey game. Whohoo. I haven't seen a hockey game since high school.
I look forward to saying, "Hot damn! Christmas is over!" I enjoy Christmas, but I really don't like all the social pressure. That's not very Christmassy. If Christmas was just spending some time with people that you like, a few pot lucks, a few games, and lots and lots of fun traditions (like Christmas lights and cookies), then I like it. When those things become obligations, then it's not so fun.