...the workmen saying as the job nears completion:
"We probably should have [mutter mutter mutter]."
But, huge progress today. I finally found someone who says "No job too small" and means it, and he is installing our new medicine cabinet a mere 15 months after we ripped out the old one. He is also installing a vanity light and remediating the freakish arrangement of switchplates that I allowed our electrician to install and to which not-so-big-R. said, "Um, no."
After this work is done we can go forward with painting the bathroom; and if we get that done by June it will have been only 7 years since I stripped the old wallpaper. No sense rushing these things.
And I took S. to the pediatric cardiologist, who said her murmur was absolutely nothing to worry about. All in all, a good day.