What i did, did make a difference. Foot steps are quieter downstairs while in the theater room for sure. Im afraid i wont know the full story for a while. We had a baby boy a couple months ago and i have not been working on the project for a couple weeks before that. Im figuring i wont know how well any of my isolation efforts worked until i get a door installed on the theater. Hopfully this weekend i get time to start work again. My next step will be columns. The soffit is finished with light tray 75%. The lights and rope light are installed and working, however. Once i get a start on columns i will take more photos.