Anyhow, I've had some of you asking to see pictures of the painted walls, so here you go! :-)
It's not as colorful as I first imagined. . . In fact I was telling our contractors wife that I probably should have chosen a different color for the walls around the fireplace. . . "Perhaps a darker shade of brown!" ;) Anyhow, even though they are very neutral colors, I think they look nice and can't wait to see how it looks when the rooms are all finished.
The tile floors and cabinets are currently being installed and I was really looking forward to it all being completed by the end of the month. However, I just found out that the countertops won't be able to be installed for five weeks. :-( I guess I'm just going to have to keep working on being patient!