To refresh, this is the basement apartment:
Now, it looks something more like this:
Boxes, tools, chairs, dishes, junk everywhere. Oh, it's a mess.
But, believe me when I say, this is progress. The two bedrooms are empty except for the big things: the dressers and bookshelves. The bathroom is ready to go. The wall separating the laundry from the rest of the room is up and painted and just one patch remains to be covered with an access panel. We have lots of sorting to do, lots of struggling with our storage options, but nothing a couple dedicated evenings can't take care of.
And then comes the scrubbing and the de-dusting and the grout recolouring and all the fun.
No, I'm not being sarcastic at all.