My "new" hundred year old house will be taking all my money and ingenuity and pluck to restore, rewire, replumb and that's not counting the stove which I MUST replace and why o why do people insist on pulling huge ceiling fan/light fixtures into a wee bedroom? I wanted a new project, right? It was that or a condo (yetch) with no yard and hundreds of stairs squished next to another condo for density. I will have a yard, dammit and a view of the wide world. So what if the floors slope? I have a fireplace and a roof and sturdy floors. Sometimes we must give thanks where we can.