I debated calling Mary this morning to see if she'd seen it (or supervised it), but decided to wait--it didn't seem like her style at all. Good call, as when she spoke to me this afternoon she brought it up, said it happened because Tyson countermanded her instructions, and that they would be going back and doing it her way by replacing the floor with the new piece.
Other work: Mary sealed the grout of both the backsplash tile and the floor tile (and the house has another lovely chemical reek), worked on the deep scratches in the hardwood floor where they moved the old refrigerator, and worked on the shelf-support holes in the bookshelf. The hardwood is much better, though the scratches are certainly still visible. I can live with them--it's not the first significant damage to that floor. The shelf pin holes need a one-by-one review--some I can get a pin into fairly easily, but others are still quite stiff. But I didn't have the energy tonight to check every hole, so that will have to wait.
There's still one cabinet front that they are going to work on, plus I think some of the touch-ups are undone. Tomorrow night I'll try do another careful review of my list to see how many things I can check off as done and which are still not the way I'd like them.
Oh, almost forgot--yesterday was the last DeKalb County inspection!