After a crazy Sunday morning of cleaning, we have made tremendous progress in the basement. Not to mention, just gidding rid of broken things or strange junk.
Here is the before:
... and here is the current state of things...
The quantity of stuff has been greatly reduced. The items worth keeping have been stored properly in the storage section of the basement. The window guy is supposed to call this week to come and take measurements. Hopefully by next week there will be some plans laid for ripping and tearing!