I haven't posted any updates recently because, well, there aren't any. We had to make a couple of tweaks to the plan right before Christmas and then it was submitted to the city this week. So now we wait. And wait. And wait some more--probably four to six weeks, if all goes well. In the meantime, I'm selecting kitchen appliances and spending obscene amounts of time researching things like how much space is required between a refrigerator door and a fixed wall for it to open fully (the door, not the wall). Yes, home renovation is a glamorous job full of never-ending thrills. Thank you for asking.