The men around here have worked diligently for days to make a small change that will yield big results. Opening up part of what was the formal living room and dining room wall has made a huge difference in the traffic flow and lighting in this space. The opening is now usable and as the summer goes along we will attend to painting, staining, and finishing the newly non-popcorned ceiling in the living area. Home projects have a snowball effect and thus new on the punch list is addressing the dining room ceiling (more popcorn!) sooner rather than later. As resources allow, we will also look at overhead lighting in both rooms and address the eye sore of a fireplace that has itself noticeably parked in the dining area. Down the road, we’d like to do something about the kitchen too. But that may be way down the road. As in the kids will probably be in college.