After getting bumped from our first tiler's schedule, Sy came up from Chelan to install our backsplash and shower pan. We ran into some issues with the porcelain tile we originally chose for the kitchen. Our electrical outlets were placed too close to the top of the backsplash, and the tiles Sy tried to cut kept breaking. We didn't have enough tile for the breakage, and in fact we were short a couple tiles to begin with, so he picked up some natural limestone, which came out looking great, with its cool variations and orangey veins. The bathroom shower is now just waiting for our carpenter to install the Corian-type surround. We're heading up to Winthrop this weekend to start setting up some furniture and finishing last tasks.