After much sanding and mudding and sanding and mudding, Jeff and Randy finished the walls to the future living room. The ceiling, however, is a different story. It is a mess. Looking at it, I don't see how they will be able to manage it. We are scouring our brains for other options.
BUT, as of now, the walls are finished and are painted! We have never seen this room look anything resembling, well, a room. Jeff started trimming the windows and we have purchased the heart pine flooring that we will use. We will use the flooring that was in the room (that there was not enough of for the room) in the upstairs master bath and closet.