The electrician started working today at the house! Also the plumber! I'm happy with that. If all goes according to plan (knock wood), the I-beams will be removed Thursday and the concrete gets poured next week. Funny story: when I told someone that the 50 foot long I-beams were supporting the house, she looked incredulous and said: "You have IVY supporting the house?" Hehehe. Nope. NO ivy. Sorry.