As we were in the midst of the living room/dining room madness, our hot water heater went, flooding the basement. While this room was not even close to the top of our to do list, it rapidly rose to the top when we discovered that the carpet was ruined. There as no sense in crying over the rusty water everywhere, so we ripped out the carpet and had a new one put in. It looks pretty much like the old one, but the update inspired a tri-state road trip that brought a bar, a booth and a ping pong table into our lives. Awesome! Thanks Liz and Bob for your donations to the Underground and to Richard for taking a day to drive all over New England gathering the makings of our basement bar!