Our new house is full of detail work that needs to be done everywhere, so much so that I have a hard time grasping just how much. Everywhere I look there is a door handle that doesn't work, a faucet that doesn't work, a light that doesn't work, etc. But and this is a big but, the structure seems rock solid and well built. In other words, it has good bones to work with and I'm relishing the task of fixing up all those cosmetic things.
We have all the boxes unpacked, at least of those things we deem essential, and the upstairs is pretty much functional if you look past all the cosmetic stuff. The downstairs still has a lot of boxes but many of them are non essential stuff to someday weed out or will be unpacked as Littler Abbey ages and then sold or given away when she outgrows them. At least a dozen boxes are awaiting for some custom built bookshelves.
Those things can wait though because tomorrow, I am going to start a several week process of going room by room painting everything head to toe and then fixing all those broken electrical outlets, lights, etc. as I put the room back to order. Once all that is done, then those larger projects such as built in bookcases, perhaps a garage addition, kitchen remodel will happen.