The electrician has made some progress and will hopefully finish roughing in the kitchen by Friday:
BTW–this is the current state of our kitchen/ LR (a HOT MESS!!!):
Oh yeah, we finished our staircase!
And our plumber got started in the kitchen today. He forgot to turn off the water main. A pipe started gushing water onto our new hardwood floors and into the wall….while he ran to turn off the valve we threw every towel we own onto the floors. By the time we got a cooler under it (to catch the water) he turned it off. The floors are OK. We hope the interior of the wall did not get too badly damaged. Talk about an adrenaline rush! And there were live electrical wires nearby. Sheesh. Our water was shut off until he fixed this pipe…