So I took a little breather.
I have a new baby, which stole my heart and a lot of my time. And then the weather got pretty nasty. My handymen had done most of what they could or at least gave me the push I needed to get to the next stage, finishing. Man, I have learned so much, including the fact that all reputable handymen listen to classic rock. "Free Bird!"
Now I must paint so that I can install the flooring.