Sadly Patrick Swayze's ghost did not stay around to help us load and deliver three loads of detritus to the dump:
However once the walls came down we realized we are NOT renovating the basement. We are restoring it. Previous owners took down walls in the exact same locations that we are rebuilding them. This makes me feel a smidge stabby.
Now comes the tough part: rebuilding. It would be going a lot better if I weren't sick and highly medicated. This latter detail might explain the opening paragraph of this post.