I guess I’m so used to things not going the way I want that when they go right, I’m immediately relieved and grateful. Here are pictures of the dining room cabinets (and they are the same throughout the house). Much to my relief, they are the Alder finish I wanted. I guess it was just dark in there the day I took the picture.
Also, just found out that lot prep was starting up tomorrow, and that the house will be delivered “sometime” next week, depending on scheduling.
Moving forward … not as fast as I’d like, but the direction is right, for a change!