First and foremost, we moved my older washer and dryer from VA to Philly - these sat in our dining room, piled with tools for several weeks while the basement was readied - very attractive for visitors to see this when they stepped into our home:
The washer and dryer and a brand new utility sink were then installed in the basement:
In other basement progress, the crumbling window well was completely repaired. From this:
And the laborious removal of old morter and re-parging continues, as well:
I can't say that I'm sad to miss out on all this fun!