Well, I cannot give you an update. As of last Monday we were starting to paint in the kitchen and the carpenter told me his goal by Friday, which would have been yesterday, was a completed room. However, they were trying to paint over wallpaper hung in 1975. It bubbled after they painted two walls, and Friday they steamed it all off, and I thankfully changed the color from "What the heck was I thinking blue" (aka Starry Night) to a shade called Rainy Afternoon by Behr. The steamer messed up the cardboard topping to quite a bit of wallboard, so... it is back to skim coats, mudding, and then more sanding next week. I guess this is more of a downdate.
However, the thought of a home to decorate and enjoy is very close. The rest of the jobs will be easier. I will give you an update next weekend!!! Or sooner if things change much.