(Expanded opening into living room)
All in all, things have gone smoothly I think. It pays to work with good people on a project of this size for sure! We are now waiting, not inpatiently yet, for the marble to be sized and prepared for the fireplace, for the doors to come in, for the small lights over the fireplace to be installed, and for the paint color for the walls to be chosen.
Not too bad as far as I can tell.
As for the house residents, we are doing OK. It's amazing how you can get used to any routine after awhile. I still find myself wandering around the house without a place to perch, but doing that less and less. I have managed to pretty much ignore all of the boxes and baskets sitting around many of our rooms, not even seeing them anymore. (Ha! I am so busy catching stink bugs, who has time to fret over boxes?).
Looking forward to more progress this week and the general wind-down of the project.