After patiently waiting...a while...I am pleased as punch to say the tile in the kitchen/breakfast area has all been laid. It's not grouted yet, but I hope that will be done this weekend. Regardless, it's better than trying to mop up spills on backerboard.
Papa Bear laying tile.
Our very sweet little breakfast nook :)
Happy, happy, happy.
Oh, and thanks, R, for the dining set and sideboard. They're perfect!