Dungeon Upgrade

[Cleaning up the Draft folder.  This one I started in July of last year…..]

Ever have one of those brainstorms where you think to yourself “wouldn’t it be great if I had the time, money and space to do…..something”?  Yeah, me too.  Though I have the time, I don’t yet have the money or space to culminate my dreams in that particular venue.  So I have to make do.

Essentially what I have right now is a multi-use area that is in the basement of my 19th century house. While the walls are made of fieldstone (and a very ancient form of mortar) someone in their wisdom decided to put particleboard over it probably somewhere in the 1960s to make an ad-hoc workshop and pesudo man-cave. The things that were left behind by the previous owners suggest that. Low ceilings, exposed joists, it’s not exactly what one would want for a play area. Certainly Melanie Rose and her merry band of contractors would probably manage to have a field day with this space. I, am not them, nor do I have an unlimited budget to make my dreams come true. In essence, I’m going to be doing the best I can with a lot less.

At present my wife uses the area for her recumbent bike, and at times I’ve had a weight bench there, as well as my spanking bench that I bought in the early 2000s on eBay. More than one person either working on the house or servicing the furnace has confused it with a piece of exercise equipment, and I didn’t have the heart to tell them what it was really for. I’ve dabbled with the idea of getting another bit of kink furniture, but with the limited space it really doesn’t make much sense. I thought about getting a cut-down version of a St. Andrew’s cross, but the few kinky furniture builders I contacted wanted very expensive prices for what essentially would be a smaller size of a standard cross.

Even though I’ve had many months and years to think about reorienting the area for kink play, there’s just a lack of actual space, and limited ability to rearrange things semi-permanently for my needs. Too, it’s somewhat damp at times, so I can’t store my toys down there (way too much invested to do that, I’ve actually been rather fortunate my spanking bench hasn’t mildewed over the years), and putting up things like sconces, or kink-type decorations would be a rather large red flag for any repair folks that might have need to access the basement.

Over the years I’ve thought about the upstairs bedroom that we used to use for guests. There are 2 bedrooms there, but one is used for storage, and it has a rather low ceiling to begin with, and the other bedroom is mostly taken up by a large queen size brass bed. So I’m back to considering the basement.

It’s really been my ‘go-to’ playspace over the years. In the last year my Pet and I have done some cleaning and rearranging, but I’d really like to make it less like a part of the basement and more of a dedicated space. The only problem being my wife uses it as the idea place for her indoor bike riding… Can’t very well have both things going on in the same small square footage. So the conundrum remains.

Perhaps I do need a kinky contractor.

Keep kink in your heart

It’s January, 2024. It will be several months before my pet can return from VA to visit. In the meantime, I have to keep occupied and attempt to keep things fresh for when she does arrive. Which is a tall order when you’re basically in a holding pattern until that occurs.

In the interim, I have a few things I’m needing to do with the house to get things ready for when she does arrive. The area of the basement where we normally play needs a bit of a ‘spruce-up’ and I need to dig into my toy collection and re-catalog everything I have, with the intent of paring down some of the items that are redundant, (like the 4 sets of hospital restraints I bought on eBay 10 plus years ago) and the metal restraints that probably won’t fit her. No point in holding onto them, they take up space and might be better served in someone else’s care.

Other parts of the house need sprucing up as well. My learned habit of ‘pack-ratting’ has gotten out of hand to the point where every room in the house pretty much has a pile of this or that in it and needs to be pared down, donated, tossed or otherwise dealt with. Definitely don’t want to be on a future episode of ‘Hoarders’.

I’ve been thinking about posting more in this blog about my kink journey, where I came from, where I’ve been and where I plan on going. My girl and I have been conversing about ‘what comes after’ when we’re finally under the same roof, so it might be a good idea to catalog that, and have something to rely on when the time comes. Even though my far-flung off plans for the future might have to be changed in 10-15 years, depending on housing costs, retirement assets and the like. There are certain areas of this country where kink isn’t exactly understood (or welcome), so that has to be factored in as well. So, there’s something else for me to do.

Just a little something something about thoughts that have been percolating in my brain of late. I didn’t blog much in 2023, having switched to a new hosting service due to my last one increasing costs by 400% (still think that was ridiculous) caused more angst that I really wanted (basically had to create 2 established blogs from scratch). We’re in a new year, so why not turn over a new leaf? Why indeed. We’ll see how successful I am.