Dad has been threatening to dig out our basement for years and mom has been telling him that it's just fine the way it is - she knew that it would be MAJOR work!
This stone thing in the picture is the support for the 3 fireplaces above on the first floor. The brick work is non-supporting and is coming out so we'll be able to walk through underneath. The cubby forms a coal bin that the families before us used. We have never burned coal since we've lived here.
What mom did find was an "R B White Metal" fish serving knife. She originally thought that it might be a pie server but she googled it and she thinks now that it's a fish serving knife.
It was black with tarnish and she's been cleaning it up. It will never touch our food but it's our only find so it's a treasure for sure.
Yes, he is walking through the concrete.
How cool! We're going to have pretty much a brand new basement and no more scary dungeon ever again!
We were never allowed in the basement. Maybe that will change soon~
Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly