We have made progress the past few weeks, its just slow and not particularly photo worthy. In fact the idea behind filling the woodwork is to not have the work be seen. That being said it is really not fun to puddy fake wood into all the gaps of imperfect carpentry, but on the bright side it should be done at some point this week. We have also started the process of patching the drywall dings and getting them sanded smooth. All in all it looks like by Thanksgiving things will be almost done. Since we really don't want the place to smell like paint and varnish for the holiday the goal is to get everything ready for a quick wipe down and a fresh paint job and leave it be.