Thanks for your post. I understand what you mean living in a construction zone. My house turn into one when I first bought it, but, we are past that now. We do have a bit on our plate. I know trying to have our bus all complete by the end of 2016 is pretty ambitious, but it will keep us focused. Learning what is really important, and what is needed in life and how to down size is the one of the very first things to tackle for us. We've recognized this, and donated a lot to salvation army. We both want a simpler life, one that is more enjoyed living then playing stupid rat race games "keeping up with Joneses". My wife loves actual books in fact, she smells them, I really just enjoy nature and we both love animals. Are intentions are to down size, rent the house out, live in the bus full time and travel, even go abroad. Find that place that we don't want to leave, and park it.