On the house reconstruction front, they haven't started with the inside yet but are working on the patio/garage as it is going to be enlarged. So while that is a muddy, wet concrete mess, the house is still workable. Next week we dismantle the kitchen and then it gets torn down. That should be interesting. The good thing about that is that I won't be able to cook. I don't have anything against cooking but I'll always willing to take a break from it when I can. As long as I have a place to plug in the coffeepot I'm good to go.
Notice that blue covered thing in the picture below in what is currently part of my mostly cleared out kitchen/eating area? (We don't usually eat at a plastic picnic table - we put away the good furniture). That is Arturo's 30 year old cross country motorcycle. Obviously we have to protect what is most important to us, right? Really? A motorcycle in my kitchen?