Well it's official, we got the keys monday and promptly set out to demolish the kitchen and possibly the master bath before we move in. While the house is in great shape, it was built in the mid 90's and looks it. Monday afternoon I tore out the upper cabinets, Tuesday the countertops, lower cabinets and removed the appliances. Today I just about finished taking all the baseboards up in the entire house in preparation for the flooring people to come in to tear up all the vinyl and carpet. This time I plan on paying for most of the work versus mostly DIY as I've done in the past but I can prep a lot of the stuff in order to save time down the road. New cabinets are on order, 2 slabs of a marble/granite hybrid sort of stone called fantasy brown satin granite picked out and setting at the fabricators and flooring contract signed today so that the material will be on the installers floor once the cabinets get installed. I am doing that part myself to get it done quickly because everything else is on hold until they get installed. I should have about 2 weeks before the cabinets arrive so I can add a fresh coat of paint, re-install/recycle all the old cabinets in the garage and winery and start moving stuff from our rental to the garage and basement so once the flooring gets installed we can move in. Also have to move gas lines, electrical and vents for new appliances and buy all the sinks, appliances, stuff and things and whatchamacallits that we don't already have or don't know that we don't have yet. Scheduled move in is end of October, should be about the fastest 4 weeks of our lives. Winemaking looks to be back on the horizon for me very soon. Pics of when we bought, now and future (roughly) plans.