I've moved to an older home (circa 1840) and retired, as of last month (October 2007).
Currently I'm teaching myself how to use a simple CAD program (TurboCad Mac) to draw up my home and inventory what must be done.
The home is sixty-six feet long and the back half is over a crawl space. This back half is divided up into small spaces on both the first and second floors.
I don't like the piecemeal leveling I see in the crawl space, but although it is not too un-level, I'd still like to systematically level up the beams and the floor joists before modifying the rooms above.
Likely I'll have most of the work done by contractors, unless my confidence is raised considerably.
This home is in Canandaigua, New York.