We are making progress. It's slow progress. The basement is almost finished, thanks to the professionals that actually know what they are doing. We should be painting tomorrow. On the finished side we will have a bedroom (for Cameron) and a playroom (couch, toys, TV) for the kiddos (I'm sure Cam will love the name of that room). The other side will remain unfinished with a large storage area and a laundry room.
When we bought the house, it was sold with a partially finished basement. That was kind of a joke. Paneling (even on the ceiling), one yucky light fixture and nasty old carpet was the "finish". To make it more liveable while we worked on other parts of the house we pulled up the old carpet and replaced it with new Berber. Eventually we painted the walls and added a fun new track light fixture. Then the basement flooded. Up came the carpet and out went the furniture (two stories up).
Here are some pictures early in the life of the basement:
Here it is with the demolition complete:
And here it is with the bedroom framed and drywall up with the first mudding completed.
I can't wait to post the "after" pictures!