The plumber is here and things are progressing with getting water hooked up. Contractor and I discussed backsplash and I may totally change my idea on that. I'm going out shopping again on Saturday. I think I did too much yesterday--feel exhausted today. I wanted to start putting things away, but I don't know if I'll really make any progress on that today. But since I don't go back to work until Monday, I think I'll take it easy today and try not to overdo.
Later: Plumber finished fairly quickly but did not hook up the dishwasher or the icemaker in the fridge. No problem, I at least have a sink and water now. That's stainless steel dual bowl sink and Delta faucet with a pull-down sprayer and a soap dispenser. Very sleek and chic, don't you think? And yes, that is late afternoon sunshine you see peeking in from the dining room.