Last night Ron wired the island - a couple outlets, an outlet for the (electric ignition) gas stove, and one on the back "wall" of the island for general use. Tonight he is planning on finishing up the island so that we can put it behind us and move onto floor installation.
The other day we also spent a couple hours cleaning the basement - it was just a jumbled mess of all the boxes and bins that don't really need to be unpacked right now - or things we just generally want to store - little baby gear, personal mementos, beach towels, etc. - so we stacked bins and put things neatly into the storage room so the main rec room area is much clearer. There are a few more items but we can finish up with one more session. Anyone want a microwave from the late 1970's (with the owner's manual)?