A little reno update for those of you who are interested. We have made some good progress since July's Update.
First all of the framing has been done. Our house had the original plaster and lathe that was removed, and now we will have actual walls with two by fours, drywall, and insulation (that's right, we didn't have insulation in most of our house). Our old radiators will also be replaced with more streamlined versions, but we are keeping the hot water heat. We will install a natural gas fireplace in the living room.