Thanks to Justin and Pat for helping move the stove out. Thanks to Justin for helping move it back again this evening. Thanks especially go to Donna (who helped pick out tile and grout colors), Joe, and Megan for coming and helping lay tile. And of course, many thanks forever to the wife, who laid into the grout last night and had a vision of what it all could be.
Clearly, Walter is thankful too.
Soon the carpet will be tacked down, trim and mantel put up, and (hopefully) tin will be laid behind the stove.