It looks like we may have temporary electrical service sometime this week; it depends on how quickly PG & E can make it out to connect things up. And that will make construction work go a lot easier for everybody.
And, Jeff of Club Legends stopped by with a small entourage to take a look at the place. (I assume he was driving by and saw Karl's car.) He had some excellent advice that might save us a bunch of money. (Which may go a good distance to making up for the costs of completing Demo Guy's work.)