Over the weekend, Mike worked on a few odds and ends -- he traced the circuits back to the empty breaker box (shown below) and figured out where all the duct-work goes.
In order to really start construction, though, I'm going to need electrical and plumbing permits. Unfortunately, the City only gives out permits to licensed contractors...so now I'm on a search to find contractors who are willing to work for very little money.
I guess we've hit our first snag. Blarg.