Yes. According to my husband the barn will not, in fact, be taken down. Instead, he plans to shore it up, straighten it out, give it a fresh coat of paint and call it a day. Although I am not so sure how the insurance company will react to this I do admire his resolve nonetheless.
He is a true preservationist.
Be sure to check back next week for photos of Ernie's and my attempt at "Saving the Barn"...Should be a hoot.