In the meantime, I'm going to do a bathroom renovation. Don't think I've blogged this before, but I decided that the very aged fixtures in both bathrooms needed replacement (lavatory faucets and toilets, that is, not the tub and shower fixtures), and that I'd like to replace the counter tops while I was at it. I talked to the contractor who did the last round of work for me, got a bid, and this morning he got the signed contract and the deposit. I didn't meet with him as I had a conference call at work and couldn't wait until the contractor and the fabricator arrived. But brother and sister-in-law are getting some work done at their house too, so I just left the contract and check with them and told them to let the fabricator in to measure at my place.
I'm going with Corian countertops and undermount sinks--Linen color countertop in the guest bathroom (which has peach/pink tile) and Dusk in the master bath (dentist's office green tile). The fun for the fabricator is that the current formica counters were installed before the tile was laid, so they will have to break the old counters out and then contrive to fill the hole in the tile. I'll use a slight backsplash up the wall, as there's bound to be some breakage as they remove the counter and there's no hope of matching these 1960's vintage tile colors.
I'm hoping the bathroom work might get done next week, after Daddy leaves. We'll see what the contractor's and fabricator's schedules look like.