Rick and his crew showed up again this morning to continue tile installation. Meanwhile, I spent about five hours this morning re-installing the electrical boxes in the peninsula counter. This was made extra difficult because I had to drill/saw/chisel out about 10 cubic inches of solid wood for each of the four outlets:
Once I finally got the electrical boxes moved up, I cut some small pieces of plywood to fill in the gaps that were left underneath.
The tile crew made a *lot* of progress today!
– Grouted the shower/bath surround. (Looks great, but I forgot to take a picture.)
– Kitchen backsplash is done except for the (missing) quarter round. (The quarter round should arrive here on Tuesday or Wednesday.)
– Hardiebacker has been affixed to the floor except in the kitchen. (There were too many people standing in the kitchen, working on the countertop and backsplashes.)
– Rick started laying floor tile in the nook, hallway, and half of the laundry/utility room. This is both good and bad–Nice that it’s done, but we can’t walk on the newly installed tile until tomorrow! For the time being, we can only get into the laundry room via the garage. But at least we can still get in and out of the house! (The front and back doors are still accessible.)
There are some more photos in the [tile installation day #2 photoset](http://www.flickr.com/photos/sonicchicken/sets/72157603416120944/) on Flickr, but in a nutshell here are a few shots of the kitchen as of tonight: