Steven arrived at Emerald Hill about 330 pm. Pedro has already tiled the kitchen floor and pantry. He is troweling cement onto the slab in the mudroom, laying tile.
Pedro speaks little English. Steven speaks un pequito Espanol — points to his head and says “this is what I imagined the kitchen floor would look like. It’s beautiful. Gracias.” Both men smile. Pedro goes back to laying more tile.
Steven sets foot on his new kitchen floor for the first time.
Above, looking across the kitchen floor, completely tiled, from the family room.