A long journey, but very much worth it.
Here's how it all went down.
We used a 6 Mil plastic sheet (anything 4 Mil or thicker is good enough for a vapor barrier, but you know how we like to get all kinds of extra fancy around here), a bazillion (OK, 13) tubes of caulk and a staple gun to secure the sheet to the sills around the exterior walls.
Our first step was to vacuum up the cobwebs and other nastiness
Once the top caulk was dry, we cut the bottoms to size and caulked them into the flange of the French Drain.
Of course, no home improvement project would be complete without a little graffiti.
So, with the basement dry - we were ready for the next step: making it warm.