This has been going on for going on 2 months ~ should be finished by the 3 week of July. Now I know it's been a huge scope of work but I'm so tired of the dust, the noise, etc. I just keep reminding myself of the end results. I've gotten to know the workers here so very well. The lead carpenter is about to lose his house; I got to meet his wife & daughter. One of the plumbers showed me the engagement ring he was giving his then girlfriend when he was leaving for the weekend ~ FYI, they're being married this coming October. The other plumber is struggling to help his mom get her home sold so she can move to assisted living. The cupboard guy plays darts on Tuesday evenings & the contractor himself would rather be a musician. What ~ do I look like a mom? That's probably a big yes. It will be beautiful, it will be functional, it will be........ I have to keep reminding myself.... it will be functional, it will be beautiful.