My Creepy Basement
And what I found in it …

My creepy basement

I cleaned my basement last week.

The centipede guy was coming.

You have to clean up for the centipede guy.

While tidying up the basement for my new best friend who has access to commercial bug spray,  I came across a few things.

A few things I’d forgotten about.

Today I will show you one of those things.


Yeah. It’s a vintage prosthetic leg complete with shoe and sock.

And you thought you knew me.


  1. L Nelson says:

    Thank you for making me feel better about my basement. Mine is creepy, but has cinderblock walls and no prosthetic leg.

  2. silvia says:

    I would like to buy it! how can I get in touch with you?
    thank you!

  3. Susie says:

    Am I the only one who thought the leg was yours and this was your way of telling us…especially since you said ‘And you thought you knew me’?

  4. Marti says:

    Conclusive proof… you have better leg than me.

  5. Annie Kip says:

    That is the kind of thing I love and sometimes think I should get rid of and am always so glad that I don’t! How often do you come across a vintage prosthetic leg complete with sock and shoe??? You have to hold onto that!!!!

  6. Martha says:

    Best. Post. Ever.

  7. Debs says:

    Oh…this is too funny! Thanks for the laughs…

  8. redz says:


    Ok so that would SO go out of the basement/house for fear that some night I’d hear it clomping (albeit awkwardly) up the basement stairs! 0_o

    Seriously…your next project needs to be finishing out your basement. That is one CREEPY basement!

    I’m with Tracy…more, please.

  9. Joyce says:

    Make a lamp!!!

  10. Karen Shelby says:

    I wish I had a creepy basement!

  11. jo says:

    Now we *know* WHERE all of those “LOST” laundry SOCKS go!! And I’m sure that there’s a great Cinderfella joke somewhere here too…

  12. Tracy says:

    Please please please can we see something else tomorrow ?!?!?!?!? You said ONE thing from your basement. Surely there’s more where that come from ????????

    • Karen says:

      Nope! Back to butterflies tomorrow. But I will tell you this … there’s a LOT of interesting stuff in my basement. I’ll keep you posted. heh heh.

  13. Squawkfox says:

    This would have been the perfect accent in your kitchen for Style at Home. :|

  14. Ginny says:

    You couldn’t have shown those pictures any better, too funny!

    • Pam'a says:

      I’m with you, Ginny.

      ‘Hmm. A dorky shoe. And sock.
      ‘Again with the shoe and sock. What the…?
      ‘..Oooh… Oh wow! God! Ooo.
      ‘Rear view too!

      Way to suck everybody in. ;)

  15. Lesley H says:

    What the *&#?, sure didn’t see that coming, and why is it so funny? I can’t stop giggling at my desk! You should get on Let’s Make a Deal with that – -does anyone have a limb in their purse, a limb, anyone?

  16. Robyn L. Lupone says:

    I’m with Shannon….a great lamp with a screaming RED lampshade with fringe….Oh if I could find one of these I would so make this and have it next to my Hubs chair when he came home! LOL

    • Dale W. Miller says:

      I found a replica of that lamp, but my wife wouldn’t let me buy it! I keep thinking maybe I can find a leg from a mannequin and make my own for my music room!

  17. Sharon says:

    OH MY GOD! I am still cracking up. This gave me an uncontrollable case of the giggles, in my nice quiet office in my not-so-private cubicle! Oh dear, boss is coming…

  18. Kendra says:

    That just made my day! I’m so glad I was not drinking coffee at the time. ( it would have hurt coming out my nose! )

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