Here's what I do to a house. This is the day we closed:
and then a week later:
But I promise this won't be a two year affair before we can move in. I want to move in more than anyone but some stuff you can't do while you're living there. That whole upper wall was taken out because I didn't want the sheet rock to protrude a 1/2" beyond the beam - that may be tweaky but it would bother me. Way too many dumb things were done to this house that need to be fixed but it will be worth it.
If you're curious I've started a garage thread
over at Garage Journal. How many simultaneous rebuilds can I take on...