if you missed part 1 or part 2, check them out first ;-)
the next big task was to take out all the flooring. the basement was all carpet. except for the bathroom. it's a BIG basement. the kids helped with this a lot.
this was one of our big purposes in doing this remodel ourselves...to teach our kid some skills and just to show them how to tackle a project. neither pat nor I know how to do most of what we did...but we taught ourselves and learned it as we went!
after the carpet and pad were out, we removed ALL the baseboards. and the strips of wood and tacks that were around the edge, holding the carpet down.
day 1 - Joshua and I went at it with a hammer. and gave up on that tactic pretty quickly.