So the kitchen is making progress, a little bit here and a little bit there .. actually, there have been a few days where far more than a little bit happened; one day we came home and the bar was built, the next, the cabinets were up. But that was last week, this week has been a bit slower, as we have been waiting for the silestone counter tops, which apparently take 7 - 10 days to finish after templating.
And since nothing else can really be put in until the counter tops are set, we are waiting, mostly. The kitchen has been painted, a lovely, strong shade of peacock blue, and we received almost all our appliances today (you can see them waiting patiently to be installed ... although not the fridge because Sears are liars about their inventory) and apparently the stove will go in tomorrow, and sometime before the end of the week the electrical will be finished, which means the fan and pendant lamps will be going up. The contractors (Kitchens and Additions) have been fantastic, except for starting late, they have been prompt, hard-working and very nice thus far, Brendan in particular has been fantastic. So sometime next week we will be all done ... but for now, great progress.