The footings have been poured for the foundation, and the blockwork is supposed to begin today.
I've been told that the framing of the first floor will be finished in time for me to order cabinets by January 25. Things should start rolling along much faster after that. The one thing I'm trying not to think about is the actual move across town. Hopefully, though, we'll have some time to move things like clothes and kitchen items during the span of several days instead of having to box everything up again. I do know that no matter when we move, I am going to be very thankful to finally be in a more permanent situation.