I'm a little bummed - the contractors said it would take 3-5 days to finish the basement room and it's going to take the full 5 days. I'm ready to paint the room and more importantly, I'm about to go nuts because I'm so ready to have our house back in order. But, patience is a virtue so here's the room after day 2:
And after day 3:
And here's our house with all of our bushes in bloom. I don't know what the bushes by the door with the white flowers are but they smell heavenly.
On a completely unrelated note - I think this is such a fun idea (but don't think I'd be willing to shell out $100 for): http://www.ohdeedoh.com/ohdeedoh/inspiration/custom-made-stamps-to-remember-the-first-days-117814