We finally finished the basement flooring project, which I had planned to do before we moved in, but life situations prevented that from happening. I was able to hire one of our students to help, and he really did a great job.
Tomorrow we'll take a drive to my son's place to borrow his brad nailer to reinstall the floor and door trim. My wife will paint most of the walls, and I am going to install some paneling were the kitchen will be.
With the floor done, we can turn our attention to installing kitchen and storage cabinets, adding a fireplace and buying furniture. Once the room is done we anticipate using it as a family room--a place where the grandkids can "hang out" when they are here.