Tonight I did a little more work on the basement. B was complaining about air leaking around the insulation between the joists in the basement, so I tried to cover the ones I could reach with plastic. I didn't have a lot of time--I have to learn about income taxes this week--and I also didn't have many staples. I got a few spaces done, though.
He said the air was really coming out around the plumbing stack, so I tried to cover that one up. Obviously my solution--and handiwork--is not perfect.
You can't see it, but before the insulation was in front of the pipe. I tried to cut it to fit around the pipe a little better, and it does. I also put a little piece behind and underneath the pipe to try and block any air coming in that way.
I also did the best I could to cover one of the uncovered windows by stapling plastic to the sill plate. I couldn't get to the other one, but when I clear a path I'll do the same until we get the trim up. Better than nothing, right?
I really wish I were almost done with all this. Sadly, I know there's still a lot left to do. I hope I can get it all done before winter is over.