1. We live in an old house and we're trying to do things right (and completely) the first time. So we're sussing out insulation, insulation prep (holes in ceiling for access), new bathroom, bathroom venting, bathroom electric, possible venting for future shower, washer and dryer, plumbing, etc. And we're doing all this ourselves.
2. One of us is an (excellent!) architect who takes a lot of pride in his work.
3. Said architect is REALLY REALLY REALLY busy in real life. Seriously. It's hard to explain how busy. The other one of us is not an architect. So......yeah.
Spring will bring more activity on our upstairs project and some outdoor projects (that I can work on), but I want to acknowledge the dearth of home improvement posts and tell you: hang on! They're coming!