I’m back again with more updates. The basement is a bit safer now. Matt came over again last night and we bought two jackposts and three 2×8’s from Home Depot. We made a nice sturdy beam out of the 2×8’s which now supports our kitchen floor.
Having this support allowed us to remove the 2×4’s that were holding up our floor and start putting new joists in their place. So we’re well on our way to being safe again, which is kinda comforting.
And, just when you can see the light at the end of the tunnel: Going to get some ice out of the freezer last night, I noticed that it wasn’t as cold as normal. A few hours later, I check up on it, and yes our fridge is definitely toast. So… after our kitchen floor is complete, I will have to buy a new fridge. The adventures never end.