The bad news is, i can't get downstairs to do the laundry. Unless i want to balance the unwieldy, overflowing basket of clothes on my head while i attempt to climb down the ladder. And while i am sure that would be amusing to attempt, and possibly result in injury, i am looking at this as an opportunity to wear the clothes i like second best.
The good news is that the basement is beginning to have the bones of an actual room! Yay! More pictures to come, i promise. You know, once i can get downstairs.