There's still a lot left to be done, but the house is starting the transition from construction-site-I'm-camping-out-in, to a house-where-we're-having-some-workers-in.
Also on the schedule for tomorrow is hooking up the washer and dryer. (It turns out current electrical code requires 4-prong outlets for dryers; our dryer had a 3-prong old-style cord. I bought a replacement cord, and discovered a severe lack of documentation for our dryer online, to the point where I was 99% sure how to proceed but unwilling to take the 1% risk that the dryer would catch fire. It was a matter of taking the dryer apart to trace a wire — or hope the electrician could just look at it and say authoritatively when he came by on Mon. Which he did. So I proceeded to change the cord Monday afternoon. A small comedy of errors ensued: The dryer's stock cord had spade lugs; the replacement, eyelets. The nuts in the dryer's terminal block were not captive. (Why would you remove the screws to connect spade lugs?) Can you guess where the nuts (yes, I lost more than one) fell? So I ended up taking the dryer apart anyway. But that's done now. I bought a vent kit for the dryer today, and (touching wood again) I'll be able to do laundry tomorrow. If not, I'll be decamping to a laundry tomorrow: I have one day's change of clothes left. Wish me luck.