The work on my basement is complete. Basically I hired M-'s father to frame and sheet rock a bedroom, family room, and laundry room. He also framed in a space to add a bathroom. I plan to finish the basement off probably next year.
The boyz, particularly Diego-san, have been dying to find out what all the noise was about and why they were suddenly prevented from going downstairs. So they were all in ultra-exploration mode as they checked out each and every inch of the work. Although M-'s father cleaned up the area there was still some dust from the sheet rock and Diego-san soon turned into a grey kitty. He was squealing as he ran from room to room, commenting on the new layout.