I can't seem to get much done while I have the kids at home. I am usually the type to be as sad to see the end of summer as the kids are, but this year I'm happy for the free afternoons I'll have. My dad has been busy working on the scaled floor plans for the house while I've still been working on the yard and organizing the surveys and architect. I can't wait until he gets those plans done so that I can start fiddling around with them. I've got so many ideas already but really need to test their workability on a scaled plan. To try and stretch our budget, I'm hoping to work with much of the existing floor plan. I think this is easier to do with the 2nd and 3rd floors, but need to totally rework the main floor. I also have big ideas for the basement, but will have to see where the eventual supports end up.