It won't get done, all the slate down, much less the grouting done this weekend, or probably for the next several weeks.. I'm working the next 4 weeks, 5-day pairings, with only two days at home between trips. So I'm spending a lot of my time just 'catching up' on the yard, mail, bills, etc.. I'm feeling like Thanksgiving is a reasonable expectation for a move-back-in date..
I NEVER thought this job would take a year, but the 'details' are taking way too much time, but they 'make' the house.. I can build a perfectly square, level, hydronic heated, super-insulated, quality windowed and doored building, but it would be boring, plain, and unappreciated without the final details like the floor, wood trim, fancy railings, granite countertops and huge serving bar.. etc.
So 3 months to make the box, and 9 months to make it fancy and special.. I had no Idea,, live and learn.. Glad this is the last house I 'plan' on revamping.
Gotta get my kneepads on, and find the measuring tape.