When you build a house, you have a chance to change your life. When you purchase a house with termites that is gradually shrinking into the ground, you have licence to be creative. We will eventually tear down or rebuild the older parts of our house. This really frees us to paint walls red or blue or whatever color we are moved to apply. We can change walls to doors. We have lots of freedom to express what might be and in the process discover what we really want to do when we derive that elusive master plan for the final rebuild.