What a long day it was for the plumber! He arrived around 9:30, and didn't leave until 5:30! We had a couple of snags, but nothing major. It turns out the town requires a single-handle, anti-scald shower faucet, so Phil and Sarah made a quick trip to the hardware store to return the one we had purchased and get a new one. The price was ridiculous, but what could we do? The other problem was with the fittings needed to connect the new Pex water line tubing to the manifold unit. A little ingenuity solved the problem.
Monday morning, the inspector will come to look at the plumbing, then the bathroom can be completed. The contractors are working hard, but there appears to be too much work left for the job to be done before Christmas. I guess we'll have to wait and see.