Monday morning, way before our wake up time, the phone rang. It was the countertop installation person, asking if he could come an hour early. "Sure", I said, "since you already woke us up...". He apologized, and a few minutes later showed up ready to install the countertops.
We got them from the Home Depot, and they are made by Corian. They came with a free integrated sink that fitted our sink base cabinet, and a free edge upgrade; we chose the bullnose edge. Very classy. We ended up paying around $1700.
Here is the installer drilling holes for the faucet:
After the countertops were installed, we could start working on the installing the faucet. Here's what it looks like under the sink now:
The drain is not attached yet, because we keep finding more tubes that need extensions. Maybe tomorrow!
But we do have our sink:
Isn't it lovely??
We got it from the online Home Depot for about $90 less than they charge for the same thing at the store (we paid $100).
And just a general look at the countertop by the sink, even though there's still a lot of work-related mess:
Oh, and yes, on Sunday we installed the dishwasher!
So we almost have a functional kitchen. Perhaps tomorrow!