Our house is old. 1922 old. And with old houses there's a lot of settling that goes on over time. When we first moved in there was a weird lump in the middle of the dining room. It felt like someone shoved a dead cat under the floor or something. It obviously wasn't that (ew, gross) but it was a result of the walls all settling while the center of the floor stayed in place. The whole house had sloping floors, and in some areas the level of the floor was an inch lower or higher than other areas. Some people suggested we do a quick fix and just fill in the low parts when we did the new floors, but nope. With some good suggestions from my dad and my boss, we decided the best thing to do was to squeeze under the house and jack up the house pier by pier and adjust the levels. Well, I didn't go under there, but I think my dad has spent 2 straight weeks under there (probably not good for his bronchitis), along with Jose. They've done a great job, though, and the front windows even open now!! I can't believe how much work they've done on it. How do dads just know what to do?