The update is that there's no news. It's still in the same state of uproar you last saw, except that it's still at Fletcher's, waiting for servicing of the systems. Tomorrow we'll take the new toilet over, along with a cat door, and hopefully get things rocking along again.
Coal, you mentioned wood-look laminate as a suggestion for the floors - is that an aesthetic preference, or have you had better results with that style? We won't tackle vinyl ourselves, so whatever we end up with, someone else will install.
Once we get the FW back in the yard, I'll start again on getting the carpet staples out and the old vinyl ripped up.