We did make progress on the outside part of this project. There are now walls outlining where the stairs will be from the garage up to the kitchen door. Still no stairs, but we can now at least envision where they will be.
I've been reading Blood From a Stone, one of Donna Leon's mysteries set in Venice. Even in the middle of a murder investigation, Commissario Guido Brunetti always goes home for lunch, where his wife -- a college professor with an apparently light work load -- makes him incredible lunches. They eat pasta or risotto every day. It's making me crazy! Since I try to avoid carbs, I go for months without eating pasta or rice. The Brunettis' lunches have me fantasizing about noodles!