We started gutting the inside of the house. Even though the City has signed off on the permit we need a sign-off from the RVCA before we can get the permit, and it seems their main reviewer guy has gone on vacation for a month. In the meantime we can only do some interior demolition. We're also breaking the concrete slab in the basement to dig a couple of test pits for soil engineering. Hopefully the soil samples are good and the footings wide enough to support the weight of the new addition, otherwise there will be more delays and expenses to fortify the foundation.