wow sounds like you are in for a lot of work but in the end it will be worth it. Nothing like putting your blood, sweat and tears into your own home. Good luck! Wish I had some good advice or tech to help but I am not very tech suavy. I like to fix stuff myself and I am very good when it comes to painting and interior decorating but alas home building is not my strong suit all I can do is send good thoughts and prayers for your success! Good luck! Would like to be updated on how things are going from time to time. I am new here too so I don't know if there is a forum for that or not.