Well InspectorD, most of my lack of being here has to do with this small problem.
I should have listened to my wife when she told me not to set the laptop down on the armrest as I went to put Bella back down to bed.
But I have also been slow at working down there with my daughter taking up much of my time (she's just too precious not to spend time with her at this age). Last weekend we got almost all of the sheetrock up. here is a pic of the main room.
The bathroom plan changed slightly from the original. We put in a big soaking tub instead of the shower and opted for a pedestal sink instead of the cabinet.
nowhere near complete but i have the bathroom functional for my wife because she is planning on a home birth and wants to use the tub.
from a construction point of view I'm glad that I opted to install the sink now because i need to take it and the rock off of the wall and put a 2x4 behind where the sink secures itself.
all in all its coming slow but its coming.