My Dad once told me a phrase they used a lot in the army: Hurry up and wait. That's what doing a home addition is like. The initial excitement is tremendous. You run out and buy an armload of architecture books! You pretend to be an architect and draw up your own little blueprints using software that isn't really meant to do that! You start a blog!! Shouldn't the house be built already?!
No. Now you wait for the actual architect to make a proposal. I hate that. Me no want wait. So instead, here's another inspirational photo of the day, scanned from one of the aforementioned books. It smells like progress, don't it?