The new windows and doors didn't get installed last week. Rain delay. They're being installed next week.
The flooring is in! It's beautiful. My favorite part is that we ran the vinyl all the way from the kitchen to the front door so that we can now carry in groceries without having to step in onto slate, then walk over five feet of carpeting in wet boots to get to the kitchen.
I told them not to put the appliances back when they were done with the flooring since I wanted to strip wallpaper...which is a shit job by the way, in case you've never had the pleasure. I am kind of regretting not hiring out the stripping and painting, but it's my belief that the renovation will be more appreciated if we have some sweat into it.
This wall needs to be finished today in order to get the stove and refrigerator back in place, then the walls behind the washer and dryer. From there I can take my time. I have to strip both the kitchen and the dining room. The 80's layer is coming off very easily, but the 70's layer is a real pain. I had thought about leaving the watch-bicycle-fish wallpaper in place in the backsplash areas, then putting a coat of poly over it to protect it, but the paper was damaged on the wall behind the stove. I suspect it's not going to be in good shape over the sink either.