The basement was unfinished. It had a cement floor with a (peeling) coat of paint. The floor had a small slant to it and the water ran down to a drain.
Now you know. And according to the old G.I. Joe cartoon, knowing is half the battle.
The song "My Way" starts with the line "Regrets, I've had a few." I've had more than a few regrets in my life. Some (most) of those fall under the category THINGS I'VE MISSED DUE TO AGORAPHOBIA.
I thought I had beaten that evil beast Agoraphobia. I was wrong.
One of my granddaughter's birthdays was the 13th of this month. When I found out the party was to be this past Saturday and at Chuckie Cheese, I hardly gave it much thought other than planning to go over.
Back when I had full blown Agoraphobia, excuses were my thing. It was so much easier and convenient to have a handy excuse rather than trying to explain my issues. So as the day drew closer and closer and I saw I was having difficulties visualizing myself being at Chuckie Cheese, I found myself starting to make excuses for not going. (It was too cold out.. I had what might be the flu..)
I knew I was in trouble.
As many places that have opened up for me in the past couple years, Chuckie Cheese is still off limits. Yep.. I'm skeered of the Chuckster. For some unknown reason I always have been.
I wrote my son and told him the truth and expressed my regrets. And missing the 3rd birthday party for my granddaughter is now placed in the THINGS I'VE MISSED file.