Dear Master Cecil, I hope you can help me with some home renovations dillemma. I bought my house in 2001 and did some renovations inside but left the outside undone. It is an old house from the early 80s so by now the outside is in pretty bad shape. 1) The house faces SW and so does the main door. 2) The garage occupies S, SW and W - for the last few years I have been wanting to change the garage roof, do the floor up with tiles, and install an auto gate (which requires drilling the wall in S) but there has been affliction in these sectors for the last few years so I do not dare to do anything. In 2013, I think the bad stars are in S & SW. Is renovation still an absolute NO? 3) Before CNY 2012, can I:- a) Change my main door to a new one (as it is really old)? b) Break walls in NW (dining room) so I can put sliding doors and build a patio outside (with roof & tiles)? If after CNY 2012, can be done? 4) After CNY 2012, I plan to build a store room in the E and this requires moving the existing water tank from E to N (all the back of my house). Putting the water tank in N requires digging the ground a bit. I am born 27-9-1971, female. Your advise & help is most appreciated. Thank you so much.