First order of business — smooth out that ceiling! The highly-textured kitchen ceiling got a scrape-down that knocked off the many peaks and reduced the height of the rills in the compound. It was a nasty, dusty job but it had to be done. Everyone who has seen it agrees, the ceiling now looks beautiful. Once painted it will smooth out still further but will retain a nice textured pattern. Well done! The doors were reinstalled on the cabinets today and then the guys launched into the flooring. Over the course of the day they were able to cover most of the kitchen, the dining area, the living room, and entry way. Along the way the Cambria technicians arrived and, using digital measuring devices, mapped out the precise shape and size of our solid-surface countertop; it arrives in about two weeks. The contractor plans on working a half-day tomorrow to finish flooring the main level. Yes, I know it’s not the kitchen but we were happily able to afford this work and be shed of the terrible carpeting that we never did like! I can hardly wait to have the floor (and the entire project, for that matter) completed but it’s gonna be a while.