Okay, I'm going to sheepishly state we seem to be making progress on our home
improvements. The ruined floor is now un-ruined, and the contactor we've ditched
is making good on some of the problems he caused. Even more so, we think we've
secured his replacement to finish things up once and for all. The bad news is
this guy's quote is closer to the high end than what we were looking at
previously, but the good news is that his reputation is impeccable, so hopefully
he's worth it.